EXCLUSIVE: H&M Teams Up with Angel Chen on First China Designer Capsule

SHANGHAI — H&M is bringing its fashion designer collaboration initiatives to China, and designer Angel Chen has created a 45-piece capsule with the retailer’s design team. The collection is due to hit stores in September.
This marks the first time H&M has worked with a Chinese design talent in pursuit of generating buzz among the local fashion community, as well as tapping into the young, fashion-minded, affluent and well-traveled Chinese speaking consumer since the collection will not only be available in China both online and in stores but also in countries with dense Chinese populations, such as Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Canada.
Magnus Olsson, country manager of H&M Greater China, said, “The fashion industry is undergoing a transformation, and consumers are constantly changing. We always aspire to create fashion that offers our local customers something new, delivering a good balance between fashion basics, current fashion and the very latest trends. Therefore, we are experimenting with various ways in different markets around the world to bring outstanding design and products to local consumers.
“Angel Chen is a pioneer Chinese designer brand with its colorful approach to fashion coupled with the brand’s core concept of fusion of Eastern and Western aesthetics,” Olsson said, adding that

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All the High Fashion Moments From Beyoncé’s ‘Spirit’ Music Video

Beyoncé’s “Spirit” music video is visually striking, both for its picturesque landscape and high-fashion moments.
Filmed in the Grand Canyon, Beyoncé is joined by a host of dancers and her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, dressed in looks ranging from Valentino’s spring 2019 couture collection to up-and-coming international brands, including Canadian designer Mark Fast and Brazilian brand Maison Alexandrine. The looks were styled by Zerina Akers.

The music video was debuted Tuesday evening and is a part of the upcoming “The Lion King” live-action reboot’s soundtrack, which Beyoncé curated and produced. Beyoncé herself voices adult Nala in the film and joined the film’s cast for the Los Angeles premiere on July 10, where she had a mother-daughter twinning moment with Blue Ivy, and for the London premiere on Sunday, where Beyoncé and husband Jay Z met the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
The “Spirit” music video starts off with Beyoncé sitting in the desert wearing a color-blocked, exaggerated ruffle look from Pierpaolo Piccioli’s Valentino spring 2019 couture collection, which celebrated black women. She was joined by Blue Ivy, who wore a similar lilac-colored ruffle dress.

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On the Moon Landing and Space Travel

Before cell phones, before texting and TV that streams, the world had a mass date with its television sets. On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 blasted off from Cape Canaveral, and four days later, Neil Armstrong took that mind-blowing giant leap for mankind with the feisty Buzz Aldrin right behind. Fifty years later, the notion still awes.
When WWD asked fashion folks their thoughts on the anniversary and whether they’d like to venture into space, the answers were broad. Some designers watched and remember. Ralph and Ricky tuned in during dinner at the Hotel Cala di Volpe in Sardinia; Vera, in the bar of an inn in the French Pyrenees where she trained with the French Olympic figure skating team. DVF remembers the event well; she married Egon on the day of lift-off and watched the landing on their honeymoon, on a “very bad TV,” while sailing the fjords of Norway.
For many more, the moon landing was an historic event they may have learned about at school or from parents or grandparents. It fascinates still. Christian Siriano and Julie Alkire marveled that it was a moment when all Americans came together (imagine that). For others, the anniversary brings thoughts of home.

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Canadian DTC Jewelry Brand Mejuri Opening Door in L.A.

Toronto-based, direct-to-consumer jewelry brand Mejuri is expanding to the West Coast.
The label founded in 2015 by Noura Sakkijha with the goal of delivering everyday high-end jewelry that Millennial women can afford to buy for themselves, will open a showroom/store on Aug. 10 at 8404 Melrose Avenue, adjacent to the trendy Melrose Place shopping stretch that houses Glossier, Marc Jacobs and Isabel Marant.
After Toronto and New York, L.A. marks the third brick-and-mortar outpost for the minimalist jewelry brand with 488,000 Instagram followers, which in four years has quadrupled revenue year-over-year, grown to 120 employees, and inspired waitlists up to 70,000 customers, according to a spokesperson. The L.A. location is the first to open since the brand raised $ 23 million in series B funding in April for retail expansion from venture capital firms including NEA, Felix and Imaginary.
Mejuri operates with a weekly drop model, and its delicate mini hoop and chain threader earrings, diamond-line necklaces, zodiac signet rings and dainty chain bracelets run from $ 29 to $ 2,000. The brand also sells engagement rings.
“California has always been an important market for Mejuri and there’s nothing more valuable to us than meeting our community where they are,” Sakkijha said of the new opening. “The

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Late Designer Azzedine Alaïa’s Personal Couture Archive Revealed – to Students

PARIS — Despite his best efforts, fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa never managed to keep his personal collection of couture garments a complete secret.
“Every time he went to a fashion auction, he used to say he was going to the physiotherapist,” said Carla Sozzani, Alaïa’s close friend and cofounder of the Association Azzedine Alaïa, speaking at an event at the maison’s headquarters in Paris on Thursday.
“We would say to him, ‘But you already went yesterday,’” she continued. “And then he’d come back laden with huge plastic parcels that he would hide under his desk. Just last month, we discovered some of those parcels: They contained rare Vionnet and Balenciaga pieces.”
The extent of Alaïa’s personal couture collection was discovered following the designer’s passing in November 2017, and was somewhat overwhelming.
More than 10,000 garments, ranging from vintage Vionnet, Charles James, Schiaparelli, Jean Patou and around 200 Balenciaga items, to more contemporary pieces like Martin Margiela and Comme des Garçons, lie in the fashion house’s archives in the Marais, left without any directions from the collector himself.
“I knew Alaïa was collecting, as I often saw him in the auction rooms and he always snagged the best pieces,” Olivier Saillard, fashion historian and director of

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Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Is Asia Bound

EASTWARD BOUND: Fenty Beauty by Rihanna is poised to launch in Asia in September, according to the brand’s Instagram feed.
On Friday, it posted a Fenty Beauty video starring the pop star and ending with the teaser: “Next Up… Hong Kong, Macau, Seoul, & Jeju.” Accompanying text detailed the cosmetics brand’s eastern rollout. In Hong Kong and Macau Fenty Beauty is to be carried in T Galleria, Sephora, Harvey Nichols, Beauty Bazaar and Beauty Avenue. In Seoul, the brand will be in travel-retail doors such as Lotte Duty Free and Shinsegae Duty Free. While on Jeju Island, Fenty Beauty is to be found in Shilla Duty Free.

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Bridget Foley’s Diary: Vera Gives Back

In Washington, two morons have worked hard to delay or dilute via an amendment approving ongoing funding of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund for first responders. In New York, two entities are joining ranks to do something nice for people who dedicate their lives to the protection of others.
Global Goddess of Bridal Vera Wang is pairing with Brides Across America, an organization that gifts bridal gowns and underwrites weddings for U.S. troops and, more recently, first responders.
Wang got involved as part of the observance of a major brand milestone. “2019…celebrating our 30th year in business! Who’d of thunk it?!” she mused. The approaching anniversary led her to reflect on more than her own place in fashion. “Milestones also make us grateful for all the opportunities that have come our way,” she said. “Given the world we live in, with all of its complexities and challenges, it is so joyful for me to celebrate my anniversary by celebrating people who have given their lives for us. I look forward to dressing 10 couples on their happiest of days.”
Brides Across America has been gifting gowns and weddings to military personnel since it was founded in 2008 by chief executive officer Heidi Janson.

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This Weekend’s Best Sales: Revolve, Lululemon & More

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Jewelry Dominates Ranking of Most Expensive PLAs

PRICEY GOODS: Digital marketing platform provider SEMrush conducted an analysis for WWD of the most expensive fashion items in “PLAs,” or product listing ads, and jewelry dominated the list. The company said the most expensive product in PLAs “is Blue Nile Diamond with a price of $ 331,000” and noted that most products “are coming to the top 10 most expensive products from Germany web sites and U.S. web sites.”
In second place on the list was a Picchiotti ring with a price tag of $ 174,883, which was followed by a Van Cleef & Arpels collar worth $ 174,661. In fourth was Hublot big band watches for $ 155,000 and fifth was NM Estate earnings with a price point of $ 107,500.
A Buccellati collier took sixth with a price tag of $ 106,576 while a Buccellati collar followed at about $ 106,500. A Glamira Ring Daphne was seventh at $ 97,986, and a Jared ring took the next spot at $ 80,000. A Buccellati ring closed out the list at number 10 with a price tag of $ 78,517.
 

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Kate Walsh Reveals Her 5 Must-Have Beauty Products

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Philipp Plein Designs Off-Field Uniforms for A.C. Monza Soccer Team

Once again Philipp Plein is set to reinforce its bond with the sports world as the official partner of Italian soccer team A.C. Monza.
Under a three-season agreement, the luxury fashion brand has designed off-field uniforms for the team and its management. These include black suits with details in red, the club’s insignia color, such as the brand’s staple skull on the jackets’ lapels or the piping on accessories. Reflecting Philipp Plein’s style, gothic lettering appears on the suits and the coats. As for accessories, the uniform comprises calf leather oxford shoes with contrasting bright red laces, and a printed crocodile tote bag with stitched lettering.

Philipp Plein sketch for A.C. Monza uniform 
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Media tycoon and former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in 2018 took control of A.C. Monza, which plays in the Series C league, through his Fininvest group. An avid soccer fan, Berlusconi owned the A.C. Milan team until 2017.

This is not the first athletic gig for the brand, which previously inked several partnerships in the sports world, such as with A.S. Roma and A.S. Monaco and Lugano’s Hockey Club. Most recently, Billionaire, under the Philipp Plein Group umbrella, announced a sponsorship of the Monte Carlo Polo Club during the men’s fall 2019 show. Group

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Jennifer Lopez Performs in Custom Designed Fur

IS IT HOT ENOUGH?: While half of the U.S. is gripped in a heat wave, Jennifer Lopez is storming along with her “It’s My Party”’ concert tour with all sorts of wardrobe changes, including a floor-length fur coat.
The pale gold fox coat was based on her specs and designed specifically for the Grammy winner by the Fur Salon at Saks Fifth Avenue. Lopez tried on a canvas in her New York penthouse apartment before the final look was created. In the end, she decided that a train was in order for the outerwear as well as an oversized shawl collar that doubles as a hood.
The Saks outpost has been tapped before for fur items for previous trips to the Oscars and Grammys, a spokeswoman said. Should any of her fans want to copy that look, a special-order version of the style can be had for $ 27,500.
The entertainer will soon have reason for another party — her 50th birthday is July 24. In honor of that occasion, the avant-garde footwear specialist Concepts has teamed with Versace to create limited-edition “Chain Reaction” sneakers inspired by the jungle-printed green dress with a plunging neckline that Lopez wore in 2000. In touting Friday’s launch,

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The Best Social Media Reactions to the ‘Cats’ Trailer

The “Cats” trailer is finally here, and the Internet isn’t too happy about it.
When it was announced that the beloved musical would be given the live-action treatment, musical theater lovers rejoiced. But many have taken to Twitter to express their disappointment — and downright terror — toward the film’s first trailer.

The trailer features a number of A-list actors and musicians, including Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, Idris Elba and Dame Judi Dench, among others, who appear as felines with human-like faces and bodies. The film’s director, Tom Hooper — best known for directing films like “Les Misérables” and “The King’s Speech” — has called the technique “digital fur technology.”
Many commenters are poking fun at said technology, comparing the actors to other iterations of this anthropomorphism in film, including in “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” where Emma Watson’s character, Hermione Granger, accidentally transforms into a cat, and Mike Myers’ take on “The Cat in the Hat.” Others have taken liberty with the trailer by adding in their own edits, like one user who cut in the song from Jordan Peele’s horror film, “Us,” over the “Cats” trailer.

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YG Celebrates Release of Summer Capsule

LOS ANGELES — “Rats Die Slow” reads the back of one 4Hunnid T-shirt.
The message needs no explanation rapper YG (né Keenon Daequan RayJackson) said about one of the pieces from his brand 4Hunnid’s summer capsule. The recently released collection of mostly T-shirts and a pair of basketball shorts is a nod to summer and beautiful women, he went on to say as he described the items.
“It’s really just representing our lifestyle during the summer,” he said. “When summer hits, a lot of people do a lot of things and they plan a lot of trips. I wanted to make a capsule based around pretty females.”
Most of the pieces bear phrases the music artist said represent the lifestyle of “having a good time, being real, being authentic, enjoying yourself, chasing your dream and getting your money.” The capsule debuted at an event Thursday evening that included a gallery-like installation of photos from the capsule’s look book imagery.
4Hunnid, also the name of YG’s record label under Interscope, started in early 2016. It largely won a following as artist merchandise but that changed last year with the introduction of a cut-and-sew collection that made its debut at a star-studded fashion show that drew

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American Eagle Taps Lil Wayne for Collaboration

American Eagle is prepping kids for the back-to-school season by offering a collaboration collection with multiplatinum-selling hip-hop artist Lil Wayne.
AE x Young Money, launching on Aug. 10, is composed of 25 tie-dye and color-blocked pieces such as graphic T-shirts, shorts, hoodies, socks, boxers, hats and American Eagle’s Stacked jeans, ranging in price from $ 8 to $ 100. The collection includes skate decks, a nod to the rapper’s hobby.
“I know my fans wear and love the brand, so we came together to co-create a collection that blends my personality with American Eagle’s iconic style,” said Lil Wayne. “We designed the AE x Young Money collection with purpose and pride. Whether it’s my music or my style, I have always used both as an outlet for creativity and to live my truth — without apologies. American Eagle gets it. The brand celebrates individuality and to me that’s something I want to be a part of.”
The Grammy Award-winning rapper favors the tie-dye print pieces from the collection and the oversize hoodies. “I’ve been living in them on tour,” he said. “My pieces keep going missing, so I have to call American Eagle for more.”
Though the collection launches in just under a month, American Eagle

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OTB Bans Disposable Plastic Bottles Throughout Group Companies

SAY NO MORE: OTB is forgoing disposable plastic bottles. The initiative will affect 2,500 employees in Italy and over the next few months it will be extended to the group’s foreign staff, reaching more than 6,500 people.
Dubbed “Remove Plastic From Water by Removing Water From Plastic,” the awareness campaign against disposable plastic bottles stems from an internal survey that revealed how every year more than 124,000 plastic bottles are purchased and used by the fashion group’s employees — only in its Italian companies.
Founded by Renzo Rosso, OTB controls Diesel, Maison Margiela, Marni, Paula Cademartori, Viktor & Rolf and production arms Staff International and Brave Kid. As reported in June, OTB has also taken a stake in the luxury brand Amiri, founded by Mike Amiri in 2014.
Taking a concrete step in curbing its environmental impact, OTB has banned the sale of plastic bottles effective immediately and is replacing them with drinkable water dispensers. To further encourage new daily practices, the group has provided its employees with sustainable bottles, partnering with 24Bottles, the Italian design company whose mission is to drastically reduce the use of disposable plastic bottles globally.
For OTB, 24Bottles has reinterpreted its “Clima” model in stainless steel which keeps a liquid hot

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Versace Is Making Sneakers Inspired by Jennifer Lopez’s Iconic Green Dress

Nineteen years later, Jennifer Lopez’s plunging, jungle-themed dress is still iconic.
Case in point: the Versace number, which Lopez wore to the Grammy Awards in 2000, is getting the sneaker treatment in a collaboration between the fashion house and clothing brand, Concepts.
Launching Friday, the two have partnered for a limited-edition Chain Reaction platform sneaker that mimics the green, jungle-print seen on Lopez’s dress. The sneakers retail for $ 1,075.

Versace x Concepts Chain Reaction Sneaker. 
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Lopez’s dress is still celebrated as a cultural emblem of the early aughts and is credited for catapulting the singer and actress to fashion icon status. The dress was the impetus behind Google launching Google Images, with former chief executive officer, Eric Schmidt, stating that Lopez’s dress was the most popular search term that the company had ever seen.
The limited-edition sneaker is available in both men and women’s sizes and will be available on Concepts’ web site and stores in Boston and New York.
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EXCLUSIVE: Aitor Throup Announces Upcoming New Men’s Label

Aitor Throup is gearing up to debut a men’s wear label, WWD has learned.
The Buenos Aires-born and Burnley, England-raised designer, known for his highly conceptualized fashion, said this project marks “the biggest thing I’ve ever worked on, I’m nearing the completion of my vision, which has been 15 years in the making, and I’m near the end of it.”
The new men’s brand, the name of which is being kept under wraps, will make its debut later this year before fully seeing the light in 2020.
Throup, who had served as G-Star’s executive creative director overseeing the men’s and women’s mainline ranges and the Raw Research men’s line since 2016, last year parted ways amicably with the Amsterdam-based label co-owned by Pharrell Williams.
Prior to his appointment at G-Star, Throup had launched his conceptual men’s label New Object Research, which debuted on the London Fashion Week: Men’s calendar in 2013. In 2016 the designer hosted a performance-presentation hybrid in a deconsecrated church in Marylebone.
The men’s label blending fashion, design and the arts paved the way for the development of the new project debuting this year. “New Object Research was a part of this process, this exploration that has allowed me to develop a

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Mia Becar Launches With Direct-to-Consumer Business Model to Sell Footwear

SURE-FOOTED: The direct-to-consumer footwear company Mia Becar is up and running.
The West Hollywood-based company was started by Betzabe “Betsy” Gonzalez and Carolina Lujan. Aiming to establish repeat customers, Mia Becar will offer monthly drops of capsule collections to try to keep shoppers coming back. The shoes retail from $ 575 to $ 875. “We thought this was the future of a luxury shoe brand. We want to keep the brand fresh. We also wanted to be able to control our message and our story.”
Gonzalez and Lujan were both born in Mexico and they studied shoe design and graduated from Arsutoria School in Milan in 2017. Their debut collection was inspired by the Golden Age of Hollywood and features such looks as D’Orsat pumps, peep-toe mules and stiletto booties.
Married to former New York Mets player Adrian Gonzalez, Betsy has lived in different cities over the years due to his Major League Baseball career. On the road, she noticed a need “for brands that supported noble causes, elevated women and held themselves to the highest standards.” Motivated partially by the belief that “good shoes simply make life better,” she and her cofounder Lujan visited numerous factories in Italy before starting their Italian-made footwear brand.

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EXCLUSIVE: Valérie Hermann Exiting Ralph Lauren

Valérie Hermann, president of global brands at Ralph Lauren Corp., is leaving the firm, effective Sept. 30.
A talented and experienced executive, Hermann had been in that role for nearly three years, having previously been Lauren’s global brand president of Luxury, Women’s Collections and World of Accessories. Hermann joined Ralph Lauren in 2014 as president of Ralph Lauren Luxury Collections, overseeing Black Label, Purple Label, fine jewelry, eyewear, timepieces, handbags, RRL and fragrance. In her most recent role, Hermann had responsibility for all Lauren’s global brands, overseeing Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren, Lauren, Chaps and Home.
According to a company statement, “Valerie Hermann has made the decision to step down from her role. We had an open dialogue about this, and together agreed to transition the team she has successfully put in place to drive our brand strategy forward. Valerie has made a valuable impact on our business, strengthening our luxury capabilities and playing a critical role in our brand elevation strategy.”
Ralph Lauren, chairman and chief creative officer, said, “Valérie is a talented leader who has made many valuable contributions to our company. Those contributions came not only from her great experience and professionalism, but from her heart and her very special

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Stylish Lion King Merch to (Pride) Rock All Summer

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Umbro, Kinfolk Collaborate on Rio-Themed Capsule

Umbro has teamed with Kinfolk, a streetwear label and retailer based in Brooklyn, on an ath-leisure-based collection inspired by the classic sportswear worn by the youth of Rio de Janeiro.
Classic Kinfolk and Umbro styles are being updated with the colors and signatures of the city such as the wavy pattern on the sidewalks of the Copacabana and the red, white and black of Flamengo, one of Brazil’s largest nightclubs. The club was a big part of Umbro’s 95-year history during the Nineties and its trademark bright colors were used for the collection.
“Rio’s street energy and the diversity of the city’s youth is super exciting. Kids dress with style, using what they have and wear it or customize it to make it unique,” said Jey Perie, Kinfolk’s cofounder and creative director. “I also love the incorporation of all the football jerseys in everyday street style. The Brazilian league still has the best football jersey design.”
To capture the collection, Kinfolk also worked with Brazilian photographer Ricardo Beliel, who captured the culture and atmosphere of the Maracanã Stadium in the Seventies and Eighties.
Helene Hope, Umbro’s head of global brand marketing, said the collection “captures the true vibrancy, spirit and energy of Brazilian street fashion.”
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Outdoor Voices’ Ty Haney Announces Pregnancy on Instagram

Outdoor Voices’ Ty Haney has announced her pregnancy with a cheeky Instagram post.
The chief executive officer and founder and her fiancé, country singer and actor Mark Wystrach, are expecting their first child, a baby girl, this November. Haney took to her Instagram account to reveal the news, posting a topless bathroom selfie with strategically placed flower emojis.

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Baby on board or too many donuts? 🔮 Lil cowgirl on the way
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“Baby on board or too many donuts?” Haney wrote in the post. “Lil cowgirl on the way.” In a statement from Outdoor Voices, Haney also stated: “I am beyond thrilled to be welcoming a girl, particularly since there are more strong women breaking barriers today than ever before.”
Haney founded the activewear brand in 2014 to offer women an alternative to the testosterone-charged messaging produced by other companies. Her brand focuses on fitness rather than performance with its hashtag #doingthings, creating an inclusive, friendly community that highlights the fun of working out.
She has grown the brand to include men’s wear and nine brick-and-mortar stores across the country, with the

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Clara Daguin Couture Fall 2019

The domed Chapelle Expiatoire tucked into a quiet square in the 8th arrondissement, built on the original burial site of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, provided the mystical backdrop for Clara Daguin’s first couture presentation.
The 2016 Hyères finalist, who specializes in combining artisanal techniques with technology in a form of science fiction meets fashion, showcased a single creation. Dubbed “Atom” and worn by her sister Mélanie like a living installation, her dress — if that is what it can be called — undulated in time to the soundtrack, activated by sound thanks to the circuits worked into the fabric.
Like the rings of gas that surround certain planets, four gauzy halos oscillated and glimmered around a column dress completely covered in five kilograms of glass beads, mirrors and neopixels, a pattern like a double-helix flickering mysteriously.
The creation of the design necessitated 3,142 hours of handiwork by a team of 31 helpers. Even in fashion’s tech-driven future, craftsmanship has its place.

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Nike Is Making SpongeBob SquarePants Sneakers

SpongeBob SquarePants is getting his own sneaker collection.
In celebration of the Nickelodeon TV show’s 20th anniversary, Nike is teaming with NBA player Kyrie Irving to create a SpongeBob SquarePants collection that takes inspiration from the beloved show’s characters.
Nike and Irving — a self-described super fan of the show — worked in collaboration with Nickelodeon to create five versions of the Kyrie 5 and Kyrie Low 2 sneakers that are designed after the titular character along with his friends Patrick Star, Squidward Tentacles, Mr. Krabs and Sandy Cheeks.

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The Kyrie 5 sneaker is created to look like a sponge with a yellow polka dot pattern and a red and brown sole that mimics SquarePants’ uniform suit. The sneakers also include an image of the character himself on the inside soles.
Because a SpongeBob SquarePants collaboration wouldn’t be complete without his best friend Patrick, another version of the Kyrie 5 sneaker is included in the collection that takes inspiration from the

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Stone Island x Nike Golf Capsule Kicks Off With Rory McIlroy

MILAN — The latest collaboration between Stone Island and Nike will be unveiled on July 18, the opening day of the prestigious four-day golf tournament the Open Championship, at its 148th edition, hosted this year at the Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland.
The two pieces of the Stone Island x Nike Golf capsule, including a jacket and a crewneck, will be worn by Rory McIlroy.
“Knowing that the conditions during the tournament can change quickly, and can be quite challenging, we wanted to focus on outerwear,” said Kelly Tweeden, vice president and creative director for Nike Golf, Nike Tennis and Nike Skateboarding. “As experts in creating product that performs as well as it looks, Stone Island was a natural partner in finding the best solutions.”
Designed to facilitate the body’s movement, especially during the swing phase, and guarantee optimal thermic regulation, the jacket and the crewneck are crafted from a military cotton satin fabric bonded to a breathable, water-repellent membrane. The color palette includes gray, turquoise and yellow, this last used only for the crewneck.
“One of the things that has always made me enthusiastic is that those who love sports love Stone Island. Golf particularly fascinates me, because it is a precision game in

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Vogue Talents to Celebrate 10th Anniversary With Exhibition at Milan Fashion Week

TALENTS ON SHOW: To mark its 10th anniversary, Vogue Talents, Vogue Italia’s fashion talent scouting project, will be celebrated during the upcoming Milan Fashion Week with an exhibition at Brera’s Palazzo Cusani, running Sept. 20 and 21.
The exhibit will include the creations of 70 designers who in the past 10 years were involved in the program, which was founded in 2009 by the magazine’s late editor in chief Franca Sozzani and Sara Sozzani Maino, currently head of Vogue Talents and Vogue Italia deputy editor for special fashion projects.
“Vogue Talents was created to support the new generation of creatives at a time when few people believed in talent,” Sozzani Maino said. “It’s borderless and barrier-free, and it searches the world, because there’s talent everywhere. Our mission going forward is to act responsibly and set an example that the world needs to change.”
The list of designers scouted by the team of Vogue Talents includes names such as Jonathan Anderson, Aquazzura, Giannico, Paula Cademartori, Arthur Arbesser, Simone Rocha and Bethany Williams.
In keeping with the 10th anniversary celebrations, some of the aforementioned designers will explain the role that Vogue Talents had in the development of their careers with short movies which will be posted

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Zuhair Murad Fall Couture 2019

With North Africa as inspiration, Zuhair Murad worked traditional carpet patterns into richly colored jacquards and hand-beaded jackets — using them to bring a new flavor to his world of decadent sensuality.
“I like in every collection to search for a theme and to let people dream, and enter the dream somehow,” Murad said before the show. His North African jaunt, which he called “Mirages et Oasis,” came in deep reds and purples, infused with Lurex, as well as some jazzy, solid-gold statement numbers. Last season’s pleated pastel rainbow dress — worn by Chiara Ferragni last week in an Instagram post that garnered more than 500,000 likes — came in gold renditions, one with a muted leopard print and embellished with sequins, and another with an iridescent sheen and a matching cape that billowed out behind.
Also in the heart-stopping category: a fiery orange chiffon dress with puffs of feathers lining the cape — the airy gown flowing from a tightly wrapped bustier.
Murad keeps it all highly elevated, yet he relishes contradictions. Here, he used velvet as a contrast to the shimmery and beaded sides of the collection, lending a quiet softness to the high volume lineup.
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Victoria’s Secret Rival ThirdLove Is Opening Its First Retail Location

ThirdLove is coming to New York in the form of its first brick-and-mortar store. 
The San Francisco-based lingerie start-up, known for its convenient online shopping experience and size-inclusive line of women’s bras and underwear, is moving into its first physical storefront. The temporary retail concept shop will be located at 347 West Broadway in New York’s SoHo section starting Wednesday, July 24, and running through December. 
For now, the SoHo store is the only one in the works. Heidi Zak, cofounder and co-chief executive officer, said the goal of the temporary location is to collect data on customer preferences while offering new types of shopping experiences. 
“It’s been something, over the years, that our customers have told us; that they would love to have the ability to touch and feel the product, and experience the brand in real life,” Zak told WWD. 

Heidi Zak, cofounder and co-ceo of ThirdLove. 
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That new experience includes discovering products that might have been overlooked online. 
Still, Zak said, “the most important thing is helping a woman find her size, find her fit, find her style. Bras are complicated. Bra sizing is complicated.”  
That’s why Zak likened the new store to more of a “fit lab” than a traditional retailer. Two-thirds

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K-Swiss and IGC Debuts First E-sports Performance Shoe for MIBR

K-Swiss has entered the gaming arena, launching the first e-sports performance shoe with Immortals Gaming Club for Made in Brazil, or MIBR, the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive e-sports organization.
K-Swiss and IGC formed a partnership in April 2018 and produced the Immortals x K-Swiss lifestyle sneaker that launched in December 2018. The new e-sports shoe is a continuation of this partnership.
The limited-edition shoe, named One-Tap, had been in production for one year. It was developed for both professional and amateur gamers, who generally practice and compete in seats. One-Tap has a mesh upper, a foldable heel to be worn as a sneaker or a slide, a “Flow Cool” TPU venting unit to let air into the shoe and wool-lined insoles to cover the vents for warmth. The shoe also has MIBR branding and the Brazilian crest, in reference to the organization’s name and home.
“This first version is designed for MIBR in their colors. We positioned this version as a beta program,” said Barney Waters, president of K-Swiss. “We wanted to get a version out for the players and start to get feedback on what could be improved and come back in 2020 with a finer version of the shoe.”
Waters said only 200

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Sotheby’s and Stadium Goods Sell Sneaker Collection in Private Sale

The Sotheby’s and Stadium Goods sneaker auction took a surprising turn Wednesday morning when they revealed that 99 of the 100 sneakers on auction had been privately acquired by entrepreneur and collector Miles Nadal for $ 850,000.
The online-only auction of 100 rare and limited-edition sneakers from Stadium Goods’ Trophy Case, the sneaker purveyor’s collection of rare and coveted footwear, began on July 11, and included rare styles spanning decades such as the 1972 Nike Moon Shoe, Virgil Abloh’s MCA Chicago Off-White x Nike Air Force 1 sneakers, and the one-of-one pair of Chanel x Pharrell x Adidas NMD sneakers for Karl Lagerfeld. Nadal acquired all of the sneakers except for the Moon Shoe that Sotheby’s and Stadium Goods decided to keep on auction.
“We wanted everyone to have a chance at that,” said Sotheby’s global head of e-commerce Noah Wunsch. “We’ve had a number of clients reach out.”
Wunsch said it is rare for a client to contact Sotheby’s directly. The conversation with Nadal began shortly after the auction went live, and they spoke with consignors before the sale. “I could not have predicted that this would happen,” he said. “I think it’s a fantastic outcome. It speaks to this category, how relevant

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Jean Paul Gaultier Fall Couture 2019

Guests arriving at Jean Paul Gaultier’s headquarters in the sweltering afternoon were offered a choice of refreshments: a Magnum ice lolly or a glass of Champagne. Either one was perfect fare to settle in and watch the pregame entertainment.
Dressed in full evening gowns, guests crowded onto the catwalk to pose for photographs. Drag queen Violet Chachki furiously fanned herself as she greeted Swedish p.r. Fredrik Robertsson, rocking a green sequined hooded dress. Catherine Deneuve swooped in on Alber Elbaz, running her fingers through his bleached hair.
In a corner, Christina Aguilera sat with a sour expression as camera flashes went off in her face. Meanwhile, Hong Kong billionaire Stephen Hung, wearing silk Versace pajamas and velvet slippers, maintained an impassive expression behind his mirrored Ray-Bans. Robert Altman, eat your heart out.
By the time the show kicked off at 3:15 p.m. to the sound of Technotronic’s “Pump Up the Jam,” the space was filled with the kind of nervous energy one usually finds in a nightclub. Whoops and cheers greeted the first looks down the runway, including a quilted jacket that looked like it was made of fur.
It was an optical illusion: Gaultier, a fan of trompe-l’oeil effects, had used a photo

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Bridget Foley’s Diary: For Derek Lam, the Future Is Contemporary

“It was kind of like, which child do you choose?”
Ultimately the answer came with clarity for Derek Lam and his business partner/chief executive officer and husband, Jan Hendrik-Schlottmann. The two confirmed to WWD that they are shuttering the Derek Lam Collection business to focus on the Derek Lam 10 Crosby contemporary brand that now accounts for 70 percent of their company’s overall business. Last week the men informed their major retail partners that the current pre-fall collection, which completed shipping this month, will be the label’s last, at least for the foreseeable future.
Lam said they were “putting the collection on hiatus,” but the move sounded definitive as he and Schlottmann discussed it, and their company’s redirected plans, over lunch at the Nomad Hotel last week.
Despite the designer’s “which child” characterization, the decision sounded less “Sophie’s Choice” than pragmatic business move, made not in emotionally wrought haste but after careful consideration over the past two or three years. It allows the partners to focus on the contemporary brand that has been on an upward growth trajectory. Lam noted, too, a bit wistfully, that from a creative standpoint, these days the contemporary arena is less fraught, more fun and allows for greater

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Fendi to Launch Capsule Collection With Jackson Wang

MILAN — Fendi is launching a capsule collection in collaboration with singer and songwriter Jackson Wang, who is also the house’s brand ambassador in China.
Realized under the creative direction of Silvia Venturini Fendi, the capsule is marked by the black color and the tone-on-tone FF logo — used all over or in the form of a band — and shows a “Fendi Team Wang” logo. In addition to a selection of ready-to-wear pieces, including a formal suit and more easy jumpers and T-shirts and pants, the collection comprises a black leather Baguette bag with the FF logo in velvet embroidered on the frontal flap, a clutch and a chenille baseball hat, as well as running sneakers and slide sandals with an innovative air sole.
Black velvet and chenille are the main materials.
 
 

Jackson Wang wearing the capsule. 
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The Fendi x Jackson Wang capsule will launch in 33 select Fendi boutiques and on fendi.cn starting from July 20. To mark the launch of the capsule, on July 21 Wang will hold a concert in Chengdu at the Play House Club.
Also, a playful panda installation called Fendidi, designed with artist Oscar Wang, will stand at the entrance of Shamao Street at Chengdu IFS July

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Meghan and Harry Have Revealed the Name of Their New Charitable Foundation

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are continuing their philanthropic mission.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are starting their own charitable organization, named “Sussex Royal The Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex,” according to The Sun’s reporter, Emily Andrews, who tweeted out the news on Wednesday. The charity will be called “Sussex Royal” for short.

Exclusive: #Harry & #Meghan’s new foundation will be called “Sussex Royal” (full title “Sussex Royal The Foundation of the D&D of Sussex). Its 4 directors are the Sussexes, PR guru Sara Latham & former Royal Foundation staffer Natalie Campbell, who will be the new director. pic.twitter.com/604czSjQEw
— Emily Andrews (@byEmilyAndrews) July 17, 2019

The news comes after the royals split their household from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton. They also exited from the Royal Foundation, which Prince Harry helped his brother start in 2009. The charity focuses on causes surrounding mental health awareness, wildlife conservation and youth, among other issues.
The announcement comes after a busy week for the royal couple, who attended the Wimbledon Championship and the U.K. premiere of “The Lion King” where they met Beyoncé and Jay Z.
The royals registered the new foundation as a private company on July

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Guo Pei Couture Fall 2019

If one believes in the multiverse theory, it’s entirely possible that Guo Pei’s creations are just the thing to wear when stepping out for a formal occasion. Such was the premise for a collection titled “Alternate Universe” that read as a Neil Gaiman-esque mythology in which goddesses of all creeds mingle among mortals. After all, what else to conclude from a show that starts with a pair of conjoined twins appearing from under a crow-laden arch?
That the Chinese couturier kept to a predominantly cream, metallic and gray palette gave her collection a cohesiveness reminiscent of Greek statuary. And details emerged despite the profusion of embellishments.
Embroidered scenes on dresses depicted “angels and Satan sit[ting] next to each other,” “monkeys sitting on the king’s throne under the guidance of prophets,” flocks of birds and esoteric motifs in the manner of illuminated manuscripts. There was one ballgown decked out as a human puppet theater, strings held by some sort of animal. A crow was perched on the shoulder of another gown with ballooning sleeves.
The final look was a complete tableau, the model in a marigold dress framed by a green knoll of silk chiffon grass, garment and landscape bleeding into each other.
Throughout, kilometers

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Agnona Marks Eternals Collection With New York Dinner

On Wednesday evening, Italian sportswear label Agnona held a private dinner with Bergdorf Goodman to mark the release of its essentials collection — a new range of four-figure wardrobe basics devised by creative director Simon Holloway.
The Waverly Inn’s garden room, with its translucent ceiling, provided dinner guests with a private, cozy viewing of the lightning storm that was covering New York. Poppy Delevingne, the collection’s spokesmodel, turned up in a camel cashmere suit just after the rain began. “It’s warm,” she said of the finely spun goat hair fibers cocooning her in heat-wave temperatures. In the more moderate climate of her native London, however, the model uses Agnona to “wrap myself up and be like a glowworm, which I love.”
Holloway said Eternals was devised as “a very elevated line of tailored clothing, pillars for every wardrobe in navy, black, camel, flannel gray and rosewood — essential pieces that are easy for women to wrap into their lives.” The collection’s suiting, loungewear and knits are meant to appeal to a lifestyle-in-motion — a woman who floats between travel, career and family life.
Holloway, who joined Agnona in 2015, was excited to report that “since joining the company, I’ve seen the [client] age

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Priyanka Chopra and Sandra Oh’s Hairstylist Shares the 1 Product You Need

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Industry of All Nations Opens First East Coast Store in NoLIta

Industry of All Nations has brought its sustainability message to the East Coast.
Last week, the Los Angeles-based men’s brand officially opened its first store in New York City at 248 Elizabeth Street in NoLita. It’s the label’s third retail location, joining a unit that opened on Abbot Kinney in Venice, Calif., in 2015, and San Francisco at the end of 2016.
“New York feels right for us at this moment,” said brand manager Drew Preedeedilok. “We’ve been hearing ‘You’ve got to open a shop in New York City’ ever since we first opened in Venice. What’s more, we already see a lot of online orders coming from New York, so we know our customer is here.”
Industry of All Nations tested the waters by opening a pop-up at Unis, a specialty store located a few storefronts away on Elizabeth Street, from April to June of this year.
Founders Juan Diego and Fernando Gerscovich designed the interior of the 500-square-foot store and produced almost all of the custom fixtures from mostly recycled and repurposed materials. The brothers founded Industry of All Nations  in 2011 with the specific goal of changing how apparel is made. All of its goods are manufactured at the source of

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Chico’s FAS Florida Headquarters Locked Down After Shooter Threat

Chico’s FAS was on lockdown Thursday after the company received a tip about a shooter in the area. 
Chico’s security personnel received an anonymous call that there was an active shooter near the company’s Fort Myers, Fla. corporate headquarters.   
Local police were notified and the facilities were shut down as a result. 
“The security and safety of our employees is of paramount importance to Chico’s FAS,” said the company in a statement. “Local law enforcement and other emergency personnel were immediately notified, and are presently on site.”
All employees were notified and kept in a secure location. According to the company, no one was injured and no actual shooter was identified. 
Sheriff Carmine Marceno of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office told local press that the call was likely a hoax. Representatives at the retailer could not be reached for further comment.
Chico’s FAS is the parent company of Chico’s, White House Black Market, Soma and TellTale. Company shares are down more than 60 percent year-over-year. 

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Maison Margiela Artisanal Fall Couture 2019

Chinos, lederhosen, breeches, flares — they’re not just kinds of pants. They’re among the historical research materials pictured in vintage photos on John Galliano’s Maison Margiela Artisanal mood board, from which he distilled a plan “to explore the trouser and how that could be transformative.”
Yes, Galliano believes in the power of pants (he prefers “trousers”) to transform, not only from one item of clothing into another, but an entire belief system as represented by sartorial selection. But I’m getting ahead of myself.
In the couture collection he showed on Wednesday morning, Galliano offered part three of his exploration of decadence. “Before, we were feeling the excess, and now I’m feeling we’re in decay, reflected by the breakdown of social structure. I’m feeling impulsive and anarchic,” he said in contemplative mode during a preshow visit at the very on-brand headquarters, a bastion of beautifully curated, chic dishabille. He then added a wry rejoinder. “I sound like a teenager, don’t I?”
Not at all. Nor did he sound like a typical designer during a typical preview. Galliano’s fashion speak is often dense. Talk of decadence moving toward decay led him to observe that “so few of us remember how to rely on instinct,” and

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Taco Bell Is Making a Sunglasses Collection

Taco lovers can now take their obsession to the next level — with Taco Bell sunglasses.
The American fast-food chain is teaming with Diff Charitable Eyewear for a capsule collection launching Friday that takes inspiration from many signature elements from Taco Bell, including its signature bell logo and its packets of hot sauce.
The five-piece collection offers kitschy updates on Diff Eyewear’s most popular styles, like the brand’s Luka visor-like style, which features the word “hot” branded over each lens. The style is also in an ombré yellow to red color scheme and includes a flame motif on the frame.
Also included are versions of the brand’s Sawyer style, including reading glasses that have cartoonish illustrations of tacos and hot sauce packets on its translucent frame and a black-frame version with the orange flame design seen throughout the collection.
The collaboration will be available on Diff Eyewear’s web site and at The Bell Hotel, Taco Bell’s upcoming, limited-time resort in Palm Springs, Calif., opening in August. Purchases of the styles will come with taco-shaped cases and a cleaning cloth that resembles a hot sauce packet.
The collection includes sunglasses, reading glasses and blue light glasses and retails for $ 85 to $ 95. As part of Diff

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Ripndip Suits Up for Texas River Float

LOS ANGELES — What started out as pricy marketing campaign for Ripndip might have the potential to be something more lucrative for the Los Angeles skate brand.
The company on Friday will host another River Float this time at surf park BSR Surf Resort in Waco, Tex. It’s projecting some 3,000 attendees for the third annual event, up from last year’s float, which drew a crowd of 2,000.
The event first began as an idea by Ripndip founder Ryan O’Connor as means of doing something fun and head-turning for the brand’s fans. It’s a big expense: it’s free for all ages and comes with a complementary Ripndip floatie for every attendee. This year’s event has also grown to include three Ripndip merchandise pop-ups that will include event-specific T-shirts and other pieces with the range retailing from $ 10 to $ 75. Performances from Paul Wall, Young Gravy and others are also part of the event.
“The cost of putting something like this on sometimes outweighs what we could sell through the booth, through the pop-ups,” O’Connor said. “But maybe this year the pop-ups will pay for the event. That’s the goal. But it is still marketing until we start charging for tickets, which maybe next

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Michael Kors Leans Into Chinese Valentine’s Day With New Ambassadors

BEIJING — It’s a tough act to follow a megastar like Yang Mi, the face of last year’s Michael Kors Chinese Valentine’s Day campaign. So for this year’s occasion, the brand tried a different tack — tapping not one but two famous faces: Gen Z actors Leo Wu and Lareina Song.
It’s not the only thing about the campaign the brand has expanded. While last year was the first time Michael Kors produced a special capsule collection for the occasion — consisting of two purses — this year’s collection has grown to 30 items.
With a campaign shot by photographer Kai Z. Feng, the collection features graffiti scribbles on products spanning ready-to-wear, small leather goods, footwear and jewelry.

Qixi falls on Aug. 7 but in the lead up to that, Michael Kors will be throwing an event at its Chengdu Taikoo Li store on July 26 with the two stars.
Wu, who is in the middle of shooting “Cross Fire,” said he will likely spend actual Qixi working but shared there were plenty sweet moments to savor in life regardless.
“My fans really did many romantic things for me,” Wu said. “For example, on my birthdays, they would record videos consisted of all the work I

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Beaufille RTW Spring 2020

Chloé and Parris Gordon drew on their recent, first visit to Japan for inspiration, and delivered a clean, modern lineup with a healthy amount of artistry. They used a bright orange, ultra-thin yet super-strong fabric to craft a series of romantic blouses and dresses — unfussy cuts with carefully dosed ruffled accents, or puffy sleeves. Also uplifting: a paper-thin waxed cotton made into a bright, orange rain dress. Who needs a traditional raincoat?
The pair likes to take their clients from day to evening. With this in mind, they crafted a transformable, button-up blouse with an extra flap to wrap around the neck like a handkerchief; similarly transformable, a tan suit jacket, with straps to cinch around the waist or leave open, with a different effect. Trained at a design school in Nova Scotia that teaches all stages of the garment-making process — down to weaving materials to make fabric — the designers seek to make sturdy, well-made pieces that exude effortless chic. In a nod to their artistic mother, who encouraged their creativity growing up — they recalled she would unfurl rolls of brown paper for them to decorate — they used one of her paintings as a pattern for

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The ‘Gossip Girl’ Reboot Is Coming: A Look Back at the Show’s Iconic Fashion Moments

A “Gossip Girl” reboot is officially in the works.
Seven years after it went off the air, the CW teen drama, famous for its over-the-top fashion, is being remade for HBO Max, a new streaming service launching in spring 2020, which will be home to HBO and WarnerMedia programming.
According to TVLine, the reboot will also be set in New York and will highlight how social media plays into the lives of elite Manhattan private school students. The show’s former executive producers — Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage and Joshua Safran — are returning for the reboot, but it has not yet been announced if the original series’ cast — including Blake Lively, Leighton Meester and Penn Badgley, among others — will be returning.
“Gossip Girl” has long been admired as one of the most fashionable TV shows of the late Aughts, attracting some of the industry’s biggest names for cameos, including Rachel Zoe, Karlie Kloss, Cynthia Rowley and Tory Burch, among others. Costume designer Eric Daman dressed the cast in looks straight from the runway, creating the show’s most iconic fashion moments. The series’ last season in particular had a number of standout looks, including Meester’s character, Blair Waldorf, who wore an Elie

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Tom Kalenderian Celebrates 40 Years at Barneys

There aren’t many retail executives who can say they’ve worked for one company for 40 years. But Tom Kalenderian is not just any retailer.
Kalenderian, the executive vice president and general merchandise of men’s, children and home for Barneys New York, is one of the most respected merchants in the luxury men’s business.
He’s survived a bankruptcy filing, five ownership changes and a similar number of chief executive officers. He’s seen the business shift its focus from downtown to uptown and lived through its expansions and contractions — all without losing focus on making Barneys’ men’s business the best it can be.
What sets Kalenderian apart is not only his passion for the industry and his deep knowledge of the business, but also his ability to unearth little-known brands that Barneys can incubate and help build into powerhouse brands, whether that’s Boglioli, Isaia or Ovadia.
But something else sets him apart as well: his humility.
In an industry where self-promotion has become a career objective and egos can fill an auditorium, Kalenderian is the opposite. Ask him, for example, why he’s been so successful and he always answers the same way: it’s because of Barneys, not him.
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U.K. Department for International Trade Brings British Designers to Fred Segal

The latest iteration of the U.K. Department for International Trade’s #FashionIsGreat campaign brings British fashion to Sunset Boulevard.
The organization selected six British fashion brands to show at a temporary shop within Fred Segal’s Sunset Boulevard store, set to run through Aug. 7.
The group of brands consists of women’s lines Rixo and Belize, men’s labels Oliver Spencer and E. Tautz and accessories from Stow and The Cambridge Satchel Company. The pop-up space was designed with the help of Agency TK.
“They’re brands that fit with the style and ethos of Fred Segal. They needed to be the right fit and vibe for the Fred Segal brand,” U.K. Department for International Trade Regional Director Tim Crouch explained of how the pop-up shop’s brand roster was selected. “They had to be able to sell inventory while also not overlapping with other activities.”
The designers also had an already established relationship with the Department for International Trade, Crouch added, seeking the organization’s assistance in expanding their presence specifically on the West Coast.
The marketing program #FashionIsGreat represents the fashion arm to the department’s broader Great marketing program that was born out of marketing efforts around the 2012 Olympics in a bid to raise the profile of British

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Zoë Jordan RTW Spring 2020

Zoë Jordan worked a lively, Ibiza-flavored lineup of sporty knitwear apt for the festival circuit — or the beach. Keeping things easy, her signature cashmere tracksuits came in chic ivory tones or bright, tie-dyed numbers, reflecting her lifestyle change from the city in London to that Mediterranean outcrop where the jet-set crowd lets loose. Long, mesh tops with low, drawstring waists came in lizard green or melon yellow, new accents in a universe dominated by pinks and oranges; an Eighties-flavored layer to toss over a swimsuit. Slightly distressed touches and cutout holes added a touch of shabby chicness of the techno-festival sort, including the frayed bottom of a tie-died skirt and holes in the arms of a bright pink sweater that was dip-dyed — a new technique for the label. Also new, a crocheted dress, cut like an extra-long tank top, all stripes. The sportier looks were also striped, including halter tops and shorts, anchoring the profusion of papaya-pink.

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Burlington, Adopt a Classroom Donate to Six Manhattan Schools

NEW YORK — Burlington Stores and Adoptaclassroom.org kicked off their third partnership for the back-to-school season on Tuesday to raise funds to support New York City teachers and students, and tapped actor Taye Diggs to raise awareness for the cause.
The retailer in 2017 partnered with Adoptaclassroom.org, the nonprofit organization that helps teachers purchase school supplies for their classrooms, by tapping Oscar-winning music artist and actor Common and his mother, Dr. Mahalia Hines, a 35-year educator and Chicago Board of Education member. In the inaugural and subsequent years, Burlington, Adopt a Classroom, Common and Hines donated $ 10,000 to the Renaissance School of the Arts in Harlem and P.S. 111, respectively.
This year, Diggs joined the groups in their $ 100,000 donation to city schools. The donation, which is the retailer’s largest onetime school supply gift to date, will be distributed to six Manhattan school districts and kick-starts the donation period, which runs through Aug. 17. The retailer is encouraging customers to donate $ 1 or more at its 684 stores nationwide during the campaign. To date, the program has raised $ 3.6 million toward classroom materials for teachers and students.
“One thing I can say about Adopt a Classroom is, I’m a fan,” said New York

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11 Trendy Fashions That Are Purrfect for Cat Lovers

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Saks Re-creates Men’s Footwear Department at Flagship

Saks Fifth Avenue’s $ 250 million-plus grand renovation project is finally turning its attention to men’s.
Later this week, the store will take the wraps off a new men’s footwear department that it boasts will be one of the largest luxury shoe destinations in the country.
The 8,000-square-foot space unites shoes in one central location on the sixth floor in an area that has 60 percent more selling space. It will offer 2,000 stock-keeping units  from 60 brands — 15 of which are new to the store — and 160 exclusives, as well as other amenities such as shoe repair stations, extended sizes and personalization stations.
“We know how to build a category-dominant business,” said Marc Metrick, president of Saks. Metrick had been head of planning for Saks and chief merchant Tracy Margolies was vice president of women’s footwear more than a decade ago when they worked together to create Saks’ successful 10022-Shoe women’s floor.
“Twelve years ago, we built an amazing destination,” Margolies said of the women’s floor, one that offers up a “fun and social experience. There’s no reason not to re-create the same thing for men.”
She said when the management team sat down and talked about redeveloping the New York store, they

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Triumph Invites Its Customers to Recycle Together

There are many reasons why the fashion industry is being targeted because of its negative impact on the environment, but there are also many positive initiatives to help reduce such impact and the industry is responding to the ever-growing green demand.
In sync with this movement, global lingerie brand Triumph announced today a new European sustainable campaign “Together We Recycle” prompting customers to give new life to the clothes that they no longer use and get a 10 euro discount coupon in exchange, usable for the purchase of a new Triumph bra.
The campaign will run from August to October 2019 in all of Europe, except for Italy, where it kicks off in September. There will be more than 5,000 stores between flagships and multibrand retailers that will adhere to the initiative, receiving clothing of any brand from the underwear, homewear, swimwear and sportswear clothing segments.
To carry out this project of circular economy, the 130-year-old lingerie brand teamed up with Texaid, a European organization dedicated to collecting, sorting and recycling used fabrics. Once the garments are collected, Texaid will proceed to the reallocation as secondhand garments or, in case they are no longer suitable for reuse, as fabrics to be recycled into other

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Isabel Marant Étoile RTW Spring 2020

For the spring collection of Isabel Marant’s Étoile line, the designer worked her trademark volumes into a fashionable lineup that melded seduction with comfort. Amped-up shoulders added heft — on a feminine, embroidered peasant blouse or gray acid washed jean jackets and vests. There were a lot of one-piece looks, including a vest-shorts combo in a faded tie-dye print, a long trouser jumpsuit in a western-inspired floral pattern and a dark boiler suit, cinched at the ankle, with ample volumes on the shoulders and arms. Fluidity came in the form of airy blouses and flower-printed dresses in silk chiffon while structured numbers included a double-breasted flannel suit and quilted jackets. In the footwear department, choices included ivory cowboy boots or studded white wide-leg heels.

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The Wimbledon Moments that Caught Social Media by Storm

At Wimbledon, the people watching is just as exciting as following the action on the court — with much of it playing out on social media.
This year’s two-week championship saw a number of celebrity attendees — including appearances from members of the British royal family — who brought their fashion A-game to one of the biggest tennis matches of the year.
Wimbledon’s royal box — which requires a “smart casual” dress code — saw Prince William, Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex make repeat appearances over the course of the championship. To cheer on close friend Serena Williams, the Duchess of Sussex sat outside of the royal box on Day Four of the tournament, dressed casually in a white blazer and jeans. She later joined Middleton and her sister, Pippa, on Day 12 of the tournament, where Markle wore a Givenchy dress shirt paired with a printed Hugo Boss skirt. Instead of attending the final day of the tournament, Markle joined Prince Harry at the U.K. premiere of “The Lion King,” where the couple met Beyoncé and Jay Z. 

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex celebrates the win of her friend, Serena Williams, at Wimbledon 2019. 
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The View Gets Lit: Co-Hosts Share Their 2019 Summer Reads

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Formula E Races Through Brooklyn to End Season

As many New Yorkers and tourists took in the city’s sights or fled to the beach over the weekend, thousands of others rushed to Red Hook in Brooklyn for the final leg of the 2018-19 FIA Formula E season. This weekend saw the end of the fifth season of the electric motor-racing championship.
Founded by former politician and businessman Alejandro Agag, Formula E is a fast-paced electric version of the popular Formula One competition. While the latter uses hybrid engines, an innovation it implemented in 2019, Formula E uses strictly electric cars produced by Spark Racing. The lithe 2,000-pound cars reach speeds as high as 160 miles an hour and can reach 60 mph in two seconds.
The 2018-19 FIA Formula E season saw races in Morocco, Chile, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia and Switzerland. The season began on Dec. 15 in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, which also marked the first Formula E race to be held in the Middle East. Following a world tour that took racers to Marrakech, Santiago, Rome, Paris, Monaco and Berlin, the competitors headed to New York City to compete and claim the championship.
Prior to the weekend event, Hugo Boss and Porsche unveiled a collaboration collection, launching this

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Formula E Races Through Brooklyn to End Season

As many New Yorkers and tourists took in the city’s sights or fled to the beach over the weekend, thousands of others rushed to Red Hook in Brooklyn for the final leg of the 2018-19 FIA Formula E season. This weekend saw the end of the fifth season of the electric motor-racing championship.
Founded by former politician and businessman Alejandro Agag, Formula E is a fast-paced electric version of the popular Formula One competition. While the latter uses hybrid engines, an innovation it implemented in 2019, Formula E uses strictly electric cars produced by Spark Racing. The lithe 2,000-pound cars reach speeds as high as 160 miles an hour and can reach 60 mph in two seconds.
The 2018-19 FIA Formula E season saw races in Morocco, Chile, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia and Switzerland. The season began on Dec. 15 in Ad Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, which also marked the first Formula E race to be held in the Middle East. Following a world tour that took racers to Marrakech, Santiago, Rome, Paris, Monaco and Berlin, the competitors headed to New York City to compete and claim the championship.
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Guillaume de Seynes, Dominique Issermann Make French Honors List

NEW KNIGHTS: Guillaume de Seynes, managing director of Hermès International, and photographer Dominique Issermann were each named Knight of the Legion of Honor, France’s highest civilian distinction, on Bastille Day.
Earlier this year from the fashion and beauty industries, Virginie Morgon, chief executive officer of Paris-based investment firm Eurazeo was also named a Knight, as were Camille Fournet’s Jean-Luc Déchery and Vog’s Franck François.
The National Order of the Legion of Honor was established in 1802 by Napoléon Bonaparte.

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Guillaume de Seynes, Dominique Issermann Make French Honors List

NEW KNIGHTS: Guillaume de Seynes, managing director of Hermès International, and photographer Dominique Issermann were each named Knight of the Legion of Honor, France’s highest civilian distinction, on Bastille Day.
Earlier this year from the fashion and beauty industries, Virginie Morgon, chief executive officer of Paris-based investment firm Eurazeo was also named a Knight, as were Camille Fournet’s Jean-Luc Déchery and Vog’s Franck François.
The National Order of the Legion of Honor was established in 1802 by Napoléon Bonaparte.

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Valentino Couture Fall 2019

The magic continues. On Wednesday night at the Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild, Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli staged another dazzling show. Make that an event, one without the bells and whistles of a major set, but with a high-intensity front row that itself dazzled — Gwyneth Paltrow and Celine Dion in white, and Piccioli’s new BFF Naomi Campbell, who didn’t get the white memo and instead rocked hot pink stripes and a floppy hat. Their row of honor was anchored by Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti. (The positive relationship between the house and its founders, who cashed out years ago, is a lovely anomaly.)
The audience settled in for the latest turn in a brilliant series that has catapulted Piccioli to the forefront of the haute oeuvre. After the passing of Karl Lagerfeld and with John Galliano doing fascinating experimental work at Maison Margiela, Piccioli is its undisputed leader. His belief in couture’s ongoing relevance is well-known, including that even haute can espouse inclusivity as indicated by last season’s casting of mostly black models.
“It’s important today to dream of a world without boundaries, where everyone can live their own routes, everywhere. It’s just a dream, of course,” Piccioli  said during a preview. The

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Valentino Couture Fall 2019

The magic continues. On Wednesday night at the Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild, Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli staged another dazzling show. Make that an event, one without the bells and whistles of a major set, but with a high-intensity front row that itself dazzled — Gwyneth Paltrow and Celine Dion in white, and Piccioli’s new BFF Naomi Campbell, who didn’t get the white memo and instead rocked hot pink stripes and a floppy hat. Their row of honor was anchored by Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti. (The positive relationship between the house and its founders, who cashed out years ago, is a lovely anomaly.)
The audience settled in for the latest turn in a brilliant series that has catapulted Piccioli to the forefront of the haute oeuvre. After the passing of Karl Lagerfeld and with John Galliano doing fascinating experimental work at Maison Margiela, Piccioli is its undisputed leader. His belief in couture’s ongoing relevance is well-known, including that even haute can espouse inclusivity as indicated by last season’s casting of mostly black models.
“It’s important today to dream of a world without boundaries, where everyone can live their own routes, everywhere. It’s just a dream, of course,” Piccioli  said during a preview. The

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Beyoncé Meets Meghan and Harry at “The Lion King” UK Premiere

It’s been a star-studded weekend of events in the UK with the Wimbledon finals, but perhaps the hottest ticket in town was the London premiere of “The Lion King” on Sunday night.
The hotly-anticipated remake of the blockbuster 1994 Disney animated film, which hits theaters this week, stars Donald Glover and Beyoncé Knowles Carter, who voice Simba and Nala, respectively. While the presence of Beyoncé on any red carpet is a royal event by Hollywood standards (case in point: when Knowles Carter and daughter Blue Ivy Carter showed up to the film’s Los Angeles premiere in matching custom Alexander McQueen), the addition of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made Sunday night’s premiere a true royal affair.
Beyoncé  and Jay-Z, who actually gave a shoutout to the Duchess displaying a portrait of her behind them in an Instagram post upon receiving their Brit Award in February, met Meghan and Harry for the first time on the red carpet, as seen on this video that’s gone viral.
Knowles Carter wore a custom draped gold gown from Cong Tri, while the Duchess and new mother of baby Archie wore a black A-line Jason Wu dress with a sheer illusion top and sleeves. In the video,

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Beyoncé Meets Meghan and Harry at “The Lion King” UK Premiere

It’s been a star-studded weekend of events in the UK with the Wimbledon finals, but perhaps the hottest ticket in town was the London premiere of “The Lion King” on Sunday night.
The hotly-anticipated remake of the blockbuster 1994 Disney animated film, which hits theaters this week, stars Donald Glover and Beyoncé Knowles Carter, who voice Simba and Nala, respectively. While the presence of Beyoncé on any red carpet is a royal event by Hollywood standards (case in point: when Knowles Carter and daughter Blue Ivy Carter showed up to the film’s Los Angeles premiere in matching custom Alexander McQueen), the addition of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made Sunday night’s premiere a true royal affair.
Beyoncé  and Jay-Z, who actually gave a shoutout to the Duchess displaying a portrait of her behind them in an Instagram post upon receiving their Brit Award in February, met Meghan and Harry for the first time on the red carpet, as seen on this video that’s gone viral.
Knowles Carter wore a custom draped gold gown from Cong Tri, while the Duchess and new mother of baby Archie wore a black A-line Jason Wu dress with a sheer illusion top and sleeves. In the video,

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This Weekend’s Best Sales: Saks Off 5th, The Container Store & More

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Sotheby’s and Stadium Goods Team for Rare Sneaker Auction

Sotheby’s and Stadium Goods are partnering on a global online-only auction of 100 rare and limited-edition sneakers that opens today and runs through July 23. The auction includes a public exhibition at Sotheby’s New York Gallery at 1334 York Avenue.
The sneakers, which have been provided by Stadium Goods’ Trophy Case, the company’s collection of the rarest items, span several years and date as far back as the early Seventies with the Nike “Moon Shoe” made by Nike cofounder and Oregon University track coach Bill Bowerman for runners at the 1972 Olympic Trials. That shoe is estimated at $ 160,000 given its unworn condition.
Other models expected to draw interest include Virgil Abloh’s MCA Chicago Off-White x Nike Air Force 1 sneakers that were on display at the designer’s “Figures of Speech” exhibit at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art. 
“We spend a lot of time on our Trophy Case,” said Stadium Goods cofounder and co-chief executive officer John McPheters. “A good chunk of items we’ve already had. We’ve done a ton of work behind creating this list of shoes and it’s indicative of how this world has changed.”
Additional sneakers available for auction include the 2011 and 2016 versions of the Nike Mags from the

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The Biggest Influencer Controversies of 2019 — So Far

Hair vitamins, defective lipstick, body shaming and a bribery scandal.
These are just some of the catalysts behind 2019’s biggest influencer controversies that have captivated millions of followers on social media, launching a number of think pieces on “cancel culture,” the limits of sponsored content and society’s overall fascination with influencers and social media.
From Olivia Jade’s involvement in the college admissions scandal to a feud between Something Navy blogger and designer, Arielle Charnas, and actress Amanda Seyfriend, here is a breakdown of all the influencer drama so far this year.
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While Olivia Jade Giannulli — known on the Internet as just Olivia Jade — was already a well-known influencer with 1.3 million followers on Instagram, she was catapulted into the spotlight thanks to her famous parents, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli and “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin, who were charged in the now infamous college admissions scandal, where more than 40 adults allegedly used bribes to get their children admitted to elite colleges.
Jade’s parents are charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud

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Maticevski Resort 2020

With his second runway outing during the Paris couture shows — the first was two years ago — Australian designer Toni Maticevski stayed true to his structural ethos, intentionally blurring the boundaries between his couture and resort pieces so the observer struggled to tell them apart.
Taking moths and butterflies as one of his themes — notably their metamorphosis and the way they are attracted to a flame — he draped and built his chrysalis-like shapes, encasing the body.
His structured and draped tailoring curled up around the face like flower petals — a recurrent theme in Maticevski’s designs. Voluminous ruffles like intricately woven cocoons sheathed several more dramatic looks.
Embroidered panels like moths’ wings fluttered on the backs of gowns in black and white, just one of the intentionally clashing patterns — a rarity for the designer — Maticevski built into the collection. In the same register, he mixed animal motifs, including leopard butterflies and zebra moths.
The metallic glitter of several looks, including draped tailoring and gowns in burgundy or black or, in a more extreme manifestation, with panels and ruffles of aluminum foil-coated translucent silk, suggested the attraction of a torch at night.

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International Talent Support Contest Names 2019 Winners

TRIESTE, Italy — International Talent Support continues to highlight creativity in its purest form.
The 17th edition of the event aimed at promoting the next generation of designers and offering them financial support, as well as publicity, named its winners on Friday night here asking the more than 800 applicants to develop “sincerely true” collections, sticking to their own vision.
The contest returned last year after a one-year hiatus and the newly found enthusiasm pushed Barbara Franchin, founder and director of the competition, to raise the bar higher.
On Friday night, an international jury gathered at the Magazzino 42 venue, a former warehouse on one of the Italian city’s many piers, to evaluate the works of the 22 finalists. The projects included fashion, accessories and jewelry. Collections were showcased with a runway show, while the other projects were displayed through a dedicated exhibition.
Retracing the history of ITS, Franchin noted young talents have changed over the years in terms of age, origin and approach to the industry. To wit, half of the finalists this year came from the Asia-Pacific region and Franchin said the talents are “much more self-conscious today. They are more focused and straightforward as they look for their identity, without necessarily

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Amazon Prime Day 2019’s Star-Studded Deals

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Britain’s John Lewis Revamps Offer, Puts Urban Spin on Men’s Wear

LONDON — British department store John Lewis & Partners, where customers can find everything from lamps and frying pans to flat-screen TVs and computers, is putting a fresh spin on men’s wear in a bid to speak to multiple generations, street and sneaker devotees and necktie-free urbanites.
The retail stalwart, which also owns the upmarket supermarket chain Waitrose, has held relatively steady in the crisis that is sweeping the British high street. The store continues to invest in its store real estate, own-brand merchandise, staff training and has been swinging the spotlight onto own brand and exclusive products that customers cannot buy anywhere else.
It’s a tough time for British brick-and-mortar clothing retailers in particular. They’re falling victim to online competition, fast-fashion and streetwear competitors, as well as luxury brands keen to woo younger shoppers with entry-price merchandise such as sneakers and T-shirts.
Marks & Spencer is a prime example of the struggle so many are facing: On Thursday the retailer said in a terse statement that its managing director of clothing and home, Jill McDonald, was leaving the business after two years.
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Equinox Hotel Recruits Celebrity Stylist Kate Young to Design Uniforms for Staffers

Fashion has always been infused in the Equinox brand and in line with that ethos celebrity stylist and creative consultant Kate Young has designed the uniforms for the new Equinox Hotel.
She is in good company, with photographer Nick Knight shooting the short film featuring Naomi Campbell to promote the new luxury property. Started as a more stylized fitness club in New York 25 years ago, Equinox now has 100 clubs in the U.S., U.K. and Canada. Building on its health-is-wealth mind-set, the company’s new Hudson Yards property starts welcoming guests on Monday. The 212-room property’s design required enlisting David Rockwell/Rockwell Group, Ken Smith Workshop and David Childs/SOM, as well as Joyce Wang for the Equinox Fitness Club and Spa.
In an interview Friday, Young said she approached the uniform project much like she would working with one of her celebrity clients. The stylist was interested in the DNA of the brand, determining what they want to accomplish, identifying the ideal customer and “feeling out within the context of New York City, Hudson Yards and Equinox the brand what the look should be.”
To some degree, her Intuition turned out to be a casting vote. “The hotel is cool because it sort of

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Fendi Couture Fall 2019

The cinematic majesty of the Roman Colosseum as seen from the roof of the Temple of Venus and Rome took your breath away. It was one of those remarkable moments many of us in fashion are privileged to experience via our jobs, a moment to register for posterity not only on Instagram, but in the mind and heart.
That Fendi chose to show in Rome at this particular time was all the more special because the city meant so much to Karl Lagerfeld, who famously joined the company 54 years ago at the behest of the five Fendi sisters and stayed until his death in February. He often boasted that during that tenure, he’d visited the Eternal City more than 800 times.
Given that, Thursday night’s show was dedicated to Lagerfeld, but subtly so. Before the show, in a backstage area that was surprisingly functional given that its bones date to antiquity, Silvia Venturini Fendi, who had long coauthored the Fendi collection with Lagerfeld, said the brand had set its sights on a show at the venue some time ago, and that it was just a matter of when. When Lagerfeld died, “we said that the plan had to go [forward] and

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Couture and Costume Storage Facility Garde Robe Opens in Los Angeles

Couture and costume storage facility Garde Robe has expanded to Los Angeles, offering fashion collectors a temperature-controlled facility, and same-day access to wardrobe pieces.
Founded in New York in 2001, Garde Robe had been servicing West Coast customers from a San Diego location, but relocated to Los Angeles to be able to offer more immediate delivery to clients. “Garde Robe pioneered the Cyber Closet valet concept in New York City because most fashionable New Yorkers struggle with closet space,” said Doug Greenberg, vice president of Garde Robe, which preserves textiles for collectors of historical garments, including the foremost Princess Diana clothing collector, he said, as well as a leading Alexander McQueen collector.
“In Southern California, our members’ primary need is having a personal wardrobe archivist that is knowledgeable about garment care and textile preservation managing their off-site closet filled with high-value, infrequently worn evening wear, costumes and vintage/couture collections,” he said. “Moth infestations are very common in this region. Smoke from wildfires and the air’s salinity near the ocean can damage delicate textiles permanently.”
Garde Robe’s services include in-home wardrobe consultation and collection, cataloging and personal photography. Members receive condition reports and recommendations for garment care, which can be arranged through vetted providers,

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9 Crop Tops You’ll Wanna Wear All Summer

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Nordstrom, Union Throw Block Party for Concept 005 Launch

Sam Lobban wasn’t about to host just another in-store event for the launch of Nordstrom’s latest pop-up men’s concept shop. Instead, the retailer’s vice president of men’s fashion threw a high-energy block party at the Hester Street Market on the Lower East Side to introduce Concept 005: Union & Company, complete with food, drinks, live music and fun takeaways.
“We’ve been to enough boring cocktail parties,” said Chris Gibbs, owner of Union, the buzzy Los Angeles-based specialty store. “We wanted to create something we would actually go to.”
The event was properly named a block party. The vibe was a neighborhood cookout, with food provided by Jamaican restaurant Miss Lily’s. The only thing missing was an open fire hydrant for children to run around, but the young attendees found fun and games at a ping-pong table instead.
A newsstand near the entrance carried fashion magazines, gave out free candy, and scratch-off tickets for a chance to win a free T-shirt. Games such as dominoes and chess were stationed on picnic tables and wooden speakers were in the rear where Stretch and Bobbito provided tunes for the party.
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Shawn Mendes Designs Capsule Collection for Yoox

SHOP WITH SHAWN: International e-tailer Yoox has teamed with Canadian musician Shawn Mendes to launch an exclusive capsule collection, making its debut at the online store on July 12.
The capsule includes men’s and women’s pieces, such as leather biker jackets, T-shirts and sweatshirts showing graphics inspired by the graphics of Mendes’ latest album, called “Shawn Mendes.”
The collection retails from $ 121 to $ 1,500.

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Earlier this year, Mendes appeared in the Calvin Klein Jeans and Underwear campaign. He also extended his partnership with Emporio Armani, which in 2017 chose the musician to appear in the brand’s timepiece campaign. The latest images were released just days before Mendes’ new international tour kicked off on March 7. After being nominated for two Grammy Awards at this year’s ceremony for the album “In My Blood,” the singer is now promoting his third, namesake effort.

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Versace Resort 2020

Donatella Versace went Western for resort.
The signature cowboy aesthetic met the brand’s quintessential sensuality and femininity in a flamboyant, strong collection.
Foulard and Western motifs were combined with Versace’s signature baroque patterns on silk dresses showing draping, knots and bold shoulders, these last also defining a leather jacket worn with a handkerchief skirt printed with a desert view at sunset.
Baroque insets peppered suede outerwear and studs, as well as rhinestones, drew graphic motifs on denim trucker jackets.
Inspired by blankets, fringed coats were decorated by jacquard motifs reproducing Gianni Versace’s autograph, which also became an all-over Swarovski pattern on a two-tone dress showing a plunging V-neck.
Suits came with mannish elongated blazers matched with flared pants, while tweed in vibrant colors gave a refined attitude to mini skirts and frocks worn with coats enriched with very Versace motifs. Meanwhile, leopard patterns worked in sunset-inspired colors put the accent on the brand’s wildest side.

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Alexander Wang Ups the Ante on the Viral Bottle Cap Challenge

The summer’s hottest trend isn’t from the runway, rather it involves a bottle cap.
Alexander Wang is the latest to get in on the viral “Bottle Cap Challenge” where people post videos of themselves opening bottle caps in inventive ways, usually by kicking it open. Wang has taken the challenge to the next step, posting a video of himself on a boat in Croatia opening a bottle cap thanks to his dramatic, 360-degree hair flip.

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The designer joins a long list of models and celebrities who have gotten in on the viral trend, including Hailey Bieber, Justin Bieber, Lizzo and more. Kendall Jenner, for one, set the Internet into a frenzy with her version, which had her kick open a bottle cap while riding a jet ski.

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Read on to see more celebrities and models get in on the bottle cap challenge.
1. Hailey Bieber

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Why the Internet Thinks Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson Are Engaged

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Sergio Tacchini Changes Owners, Names Dao-Yi Chow Global Creative Director

Sergio Tacchini wants to get reacquainted.
The Italian sportswear brand has changed hands and named Dao-Yi Chow of Public School as its global creative director.
Tacchini, which was founded by the Italian tennis star of the same name in 1966, is now owned by Stefano Maroni, an entrepreneur and chief executive officer of licensing firm GMI USA, along with private equity firm Twin Lakes Capital and B. Riley Principal Investments. Terms of the deal, which closed today after some seven months of negotiations, were not disclosed.
After filing for bankruptcy in 2007, the brand was sold to Hong Kong financier Billy Ngok in 2008. In 2013, Ngok formed a partnership for the brand with Wintex Hong Kong, through Wintex Italia, and sold the U.S. license to Maroni and GMI USA in December 2018.
Earlier this year, Maroni opened a pop-up with record producer and executive Chris Ivery to relaunch Sergio Tacchini in the U.S. and Canada under the name STLA. In addition to a core collection of tracksuits, polos and sweatshirts, which Maroni said had a “very positive” reaction, the brand also created capsule collections with Stampd and Barbie, the latter of which is still available online. There were also collaborations with Band of

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Brazil by Way of Farm Rio Makes Its Way to the West Coast

OLÁ, LOS ANGELES: Brazil-based clothing label Farm Rio sees the U.S. as its ticket to overseas expansion, with the company unveiling its first West Coast store on the heels of a New York door opening this past spring and one planned for Miami in the fall.
The 900-square-foot pop-up store opening this week at Westfield Century City is part of a larger strategy to grow the business in the U.S. before a broader global expansion.
Farm Rio was launched in 1997 by Katia Barros and Marcello Bastos and gained ground among consumers for its bold colors and tropical prints across a line that now includes dresses, jumpsuits, skirts, pants and tops. The brand now counts more than 70 stores in Brazil.
This year the company began laying the groundwork for U.S. expansion, first with the launch of an online shop in March. The following month Farm Rio opened a New York store, which the company said beat projections by 50 percent in its first month in business. In May there was a Surf Lodge pop-up, with Los Angeles now set to see the brand.

Farm Rio totaling 900 square feet at Westfield Century City. 
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Barros cited the Los Angeles weather and its synergies to

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Atelier by Fang Couture Fall 2019

The technique of origami featured heavily in Yang Fang’s fall 2019 collection for Atelier by Fang, the couture line of the fashion label she established in 2013 upon returning to her hometown of Shanghai after studying fashion at Esmod in Paris.
“Kids nowadays play on iPhones and iPads, but when I was little I used to play with paper,” said the designer, speaking at her first couture presentation in Paris. “My grandmother used to give me sheets of white paper and taught me how to transform them into small animals like frogs and elephants, or stars and flowers. When I arrived at Esmod, I started doing the same thing with fabrics, in order to pay homage to my Asian heritage.”
A stunning black-and-white midi shiftdress was made of hundreds of hand-folded silk organza flowers. At their center were eye-catching Swarovski crystals. The brand was the first Chinese label to be tapped by the jeweler as part of its support program for young designers, and the partnership has been going on for nine seasons.
The collection, which was black-and-white save for a short red dress, was entirely made in the By Fang couture ateliers in Shanghai, with a particular focus on craftsmanship and predominantly

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Beyoncé and Blue Ivy Wear Matching Alexander McQueen to ‘The Lion King’ Premiere

All eyes were on Beyoncé and Blue Ivy Carter at the premiere of the anticipated film, “The Lion King” in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
The mother-daughter duo set the Internet into a frenzy with their rare red carpet appearance together. Beyoncé wore a custom, crystal-embroidered tuxedo dress by Alexander McQueen, matching her seven-year-old daughter, who sported a similar beaded blazer outfit, also by the designer.

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Beyoncé, who voices adult Nala in the “The Lion King,” was joined by the rest of the cast at the premiere, including Donald Glover, who voices adult Simba; Seth Rogen, who voices Pumbaa, and Billy Eichner, who voices Timon. The film is a live-action reboot of the award-winning Disney classic from 1994. The new “Lion King” is directed by Jon Favreau and includes original music on the film’s album, which is curated and produced by Beyoncé.
This isn’t the first time Beyoncé and her daughter have matched on the red

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019: Your Guide to the Best Deals

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Rag & Bone’s Mashed-up Men’s Spring Collection

Marcus Wainwright is feeling twisted these days.
For the spring men’s collection, Wainwright, the founder and chief brand officer of Rag & Bone, “mashed things up” by taking the brand’s key pieces and updating them to appeal to a street and sports fan.
Wainwright said the collection just returned to New York after being shown to buyers in Europe, where it received a strong reception from retailers.
“Our men’s business is really strong,” he said. “Men’s in general is having a prolonged moment and ours is very stable and growing nicely.”
But what customers were clamoring for, he said, was “more fashion.” Not over-the-top trendy items, but pieces that “push the line and the tenets of the brand,” he said.
So for spring Wainwright answered the call by designing “a more twisted Rag & Bone,” he said during a walkthrough of the line at the company’s Meatpacking District showroom in Manhattan. “Every season we go back to workwear, British tailoring and military references but we’re also bringing in sports elements.”
Case in point: part of the spring offering was “very loosely inspired by tennis from the 1920s onward,” Wainwright said, pointing to a collection of sweaters with V-neck ribbing and other details specific to the sport.
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Idris Elba Plays Off Music With Direct-to-Consumer Label 2HR Set, Relays Anticrime Message

ELBA IS ALL SET: In the halls of Hollywood, Idris Elba is a premier force, but the ambidextrous actor has added fashion designer to his professional pursuits.
Building off the success of the U.K. launch of his clothing label 2HR Set, the Golden Globe- and SAG-winning actor, director, producer and musician has officially dropped his apparel collection. The name for the unisex line was inspired by his interest in music and the DJ culture. He polished that talent growing up in London’s East End. DJs generally have a two-hour window during a gig to do their best work. In a statement Elba spoke of riffing on that idea, “A two-hour set is the acid test for a DJ. But for me, I’ve taken this idea a step further. Whether I’m behind the decks on stage, in the gym, or studying a new script, I’ll give myself two hours and really get stuff done. It’s my window to go for it, get it done, and get it done well.”
The collection consists of hoodies, crewneck sweatshirts, long-sleeved T-shirts and other machine-washable basics. There are also collaborative styles with the British DJ, musician and record producer Fatboy Slim. Retail prices range from $ 49 for

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St. John Resort 2020

Over the past few seasons, the St. John woman has been offered expanded categories in the brand’s staples — knitwear for day and evening, extended sportswear and private-jet-esque getaway loungewear, along with more modern takes on their classic tweed jackets. For the resort season, the St. John team steered toward more graphic waters through a maritime-influenced lineup. Prints were more literal — there were colorful nautical scarf prints on silk dresses and blouses — and knitwear were given sail-knot-like stitches and cross-hatch buttons. 
Another main emphasis of the collection came from the idea of monochromatic layerings head-to-toe, as in luxurious but easy knit sets, aquatic natured in scuba and sale blues or more subtle in cork, navy and cream neutrals. Elsewhere, a navy trenchcoat and baby-cuffed trousers helped to refresh the brand’s more signature, updated offerings.

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Sequential Signs Slew of Licensees for Caribbean Joe

Sequential Brands, which has owned Caribbean Joe, the island lifestyle brand since 2013, is making waves again.
Sequential has signed several partnerships for the laid-back lifestyle brand in categories such as women’s and men’s sportswear, fragrance, kids’ swimwear, women’s pajamas and loungewear.
As part of the relaunch, it has signed a new partnership with The Levy Group for women’s and men’s sportswear. In addition, it has forged deals with Dreamwave for women’s pajamas and loungewear as well as kids’ swimwear, and a fragrance partnership with Bellevue Brands.

A look from Caribbean Joe’s men’s sportswear line. 

“This relaunch is the culmination of work we’ve done to refresh the iconic Caribbean Joe brand with a more modern sensibility while not losing its accessible, laid-back attitude that consumers love,” said Karen Castellano, president of Sequential Brands Group’s fashion division. “We’ve elevated our partners across several new categories and now have one cohesive design and print strategy across the brand.”
Donald Levy, chief executive officer of the Levy Group, said he is looking forward to introducing the casual lifestyle products to its key retail partners. The men’s Caribbean Joe sportswear will be introduced at retail this summer, and the women’s sportswear will launch in spring 2020. Loungewear (by Dreamwave)

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Newlyweds Zoë Kravitz and Karl Glusman Bring Their Amore to Italy

Zoe Kravitz, Karl Glusman, ParisZoë Kravitz and Karl Glusman brought their amore to Italy.
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The Best Social Media Moments From Fall 2019 Couture Week

Couture week might be over, but the viral moments are still reigning on Instagram.
While Celine Dion and her high-fashion wardrobe stole the show, many celebrities had their fair share of memorable moments at the fall 2019 couture week, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Zendaya, Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra and Kiernan Shipka, among others. Take Christina Aguilera, who turned up at the Viktor & Rolf show in one of the viral meme-inspired dresses from the designers’ previous couture show — an oversize tulle dress that read “F–k this I’m going to Paris.”

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Others took to their Instagram accounts to document moments from the shows themselves, including the library backdrop at Chanel’s couture show — the first solo couture show for new designer Virginie Viard — and the finale at Valentino, where designer Pierpaolo Piccioli took his bow with his entire atelier staff, each taking a moment to hug and kiss founder Valentino Garavani sitting in the front row.

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August Getty Atelier Couture Fall 2019

August Getty’s gothic, theatrical “Enigma” collection visited a dark, melancholic world of graveyards and masquerade balls. One armor-like minidress was molded from resin like an ornate tombstone, complete with a gargoyle on its shoulder. Another, in black leather, had a pannier skirt and crawled with Swarovski spiders.
“Think of it as a ceramic umbrella,” Getty said when explaining the technique used to create another of the dramatic, sculptural pieces in his fall couture collection, his second. The design in question was a pair of voluminous pants hewn from white silk to look like Pierrot’s ruffled collar and a matching top that covered the arms and torso, enveloping the body.
Providing a contrast from black and white, mint green velvet was worked with a grid-like embroidery of pearls on a mid-length bustier dress, its silhouette exaggerated with a bustle, and was intended to give the effect of oxidized copper. In a darker manifestation of forest green, an allover sequin gown embroidered with ostrich feathers at its hem reproduced a ghost-like cherub’s face come to haunt Getty’s morbid but creative underworld.

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Catwalk Call-to-Action: Jessica Minh Anh’s Sustainability Series

Global sustainable agenda, with a fashion edge, is the goal of Jessica Minh Anh, an outspoken producer of visually dynamic fashion shows as well as a renewable energy advocate.
“I wanted to highlight the importance of sustainability through artistic and cinematic captures,” said Minh Anh, who produces a series of conversation-starting catwalk experiences in a handful of the world’s most notable landmarks, (including the Eiffel Tower and Seine River in Paris, the Hoover Dam and a New York City skyline show a few years prior).

In the recent Fashion x Sustainability photo and video series, Minh Anh visited Eco Centro, the hub for Soneva’s “Waste-to-Wealth” concept, Shades of Green organic garden, and eco-friendly villas whereby 90 percent of their solid waste is recycled. “We’re still working on that last 10 percent,” according to the facility’s manager.
“Our goal is to combine luxury, wellness and sustainability to create beautiful beyond bespoke experiences,” said Sonu Shivdasani, chief executive officer of Thailand and Maldives-based luxury resort chain Soneva in the film. The resort is dedicated to sustainability and is highlighted through the visits of those such as Minh Anh. For eight years, she has combined art, architecture, culture, fashion and technology through her productions, receiving special

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How to Get Laura Dern’s Big Little Waves

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Camera Nazionale della Moda to Shake Up Milan Fashion Week Schedule

BREAKING THE ROUTINE: Camera Nazionale della Moda on Thursday revealed that changes will be made in the Milan Fashion Week schedule in the future. Some key Italian fashion players agreed to rotate slots in upcoming seasons to favor a more balanced calendar.
The decision came at the end of a roundtable of the fashion week work committee, which includes brands such as Bottega Veneta, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Max Mara, Marni, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo and Versace.
“A strong spirit of sharing and synergy has already drawn up a more balanced calendar to give due weight to all of the fashion week days and thereby benefit the entire system and the city of Milan,” according to a statement released by the Italian fashion chamber.
As a result, in the upcoming edition of Milan Fashion Week running Sept. 17 to 23, Prada will stage its show in the afternoon of the first day of shows, Sept. 18, a Wednesday, instead of the afternoon slot on Thursdays the brand has usually held. Consequently, Gucci will postpone and stage its show on that Sunday, Sept. 22.
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Andrew Gn Resort 2020

Andrew Gn is an avid collector of antiques, so it was only a matter of time before vintage fabrics found their way into his designs. In addition to channeling old porcelain patterns and wallpaper motifs in his resort collection, he has also incorporated a stock of lace from the Sixties.
“I hate wastage,” explained Gn, adding that using dead stock, some of which he buys at auction, dovetails with his approach of designing heirloom pieces that women will keep and wear for a long time. “We try to produce less and produce only the best.”
The vintage black lace was used as an overlay on the pleated skirt of a pink dress, and was mirrored in the modern guipure-and-lace medallion design on its bodice.
That oval pattern, borrowed from a Forties-era greeting card that he found at a flea market, appeared on everything from a casual ivory sweater to a monochrome blouse worn with a raw-edged miniskirt covered in oversized lettering spelling out the word “butterfly.”
Indeed, the insect was another recurring theme, rendered in graphic black lace on a white tweed coat, and in psychedelic sequined appliquès on Sixties-tinged evening wear. You could picture the bell-sleeved Empire-line dresses on someone like Marisa Berenson,

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Attendance Up at Paris Men’s Shows as French Aura Grows

PARIS — Paris men’s wear and coed trade shows saw a rise in international buyer attendance as the French capital bolsters its position as the global epicenter of men’s fashion.
“Paris has become stronger for the past couple of seasons, because everything is concentrated in the same week, compared to New York, where you have fashion week, then market week. There’s no umbrella unifying everyone there,” said Antoine Floch, cofounder and director of the Man/Woman trade show, which stages a New York edition.
The event reported an increase in overall attendance at the Paris spring 2020 shows, held in three locations around the Place Vendôme, spanning men’s, coed and women’s pre-collections.
Combining trade shows and showrooms with the official Paris Fashion Week calendar at the end of June is more practical for buyers, who come to Man/Woman between fashion shows, said Floch. “It’s a real strength to have that level of high-quality buyers,” he noted, reporting an uptick in American buyers, as well as more brands choosing to exhibit in Paris over New York this season.
Tranoï also saw an increase in attendance from major international and Japanese retailers, though overall attendance dipped in comparison to last year. The show’s central location at the Palais

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Men’s Spring 2020 Trend: Pastel Path

Strongly associated with Easter — and the Eighties — pastels made major inroads at the European men’s shows for spring 2020. At Louis Vuitton, men’s artistic director Virgil Abloh opened and closed his outdoor display with a range of loose tailoring and sportswear in dusty shades.

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Custo Barcelona Signs Licensing Agreement With Aeffe’s Velmar

ITALIAN PARTNER: Custo Barcelona, the Spanish fashion brand established in 1996 by Custo Dalmau, has signed a multiyear licensing agreement with Italian manufacturing company Velmar for the production and worldwide distribution of the brand’s collections.
While Barcelona-based Dalmau will remain creative director of the label, the fashion house’s headquarters will be moved to Rimini, where Velmar is located. Founded in 1983, Velmar in 2001 passed under the control of the Aeffe Group, the parent company of Alberta Ferretti and Moschino.
“The creativity of the Dalmau brothers has anticipated lots of trends, always keeping his authentic and original feature during these years,” said Velmar general manager Luca Gori. “The union of these characteristics with Velmar’s ability to interpret and translate the strong identity of the fashion house, along with productive and distributive experience, creates a good basis for a project of global development.”
The first fruits of the collaboration between the two companies will be unveiled at New York Fashion Week in September, where Custo Barcelona will debut a capsule collection for spring 2020.
According to Dalmau, the licensing agreement will help boost the brand’s business globally, with a focus on the United States, Europe and China. The expansion strategy includes the reinforcement of Custo

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Alexis Mabille Resort 2020

With a closet as chock-full as her agenda, Alexis Mabille’s A-list client needs an extra reason to splash out on something new. Here’s what he thought she could use: a gown sturdy enough to be tucked away in a small suitcase — and unfurled when needed. Elegance in an instant.
Not that one could imagine squeezing any of these long, silky dresses into luggage.
Mabille kept the resort collection soothing and easy — always on the upper end of the luxury scale. His signature cape dresses came with V-necks, skimming the knee or the floor. The color palette felt fresh, with lots of whites, pale pinks and a bit of black. Another trademark silhouette — the short bustier dress — came in bright red, lined with a spray of jagged-edged tulle on the top of the chest and at the bottom. Adding to the fluidity of this lineup were draped dresses, asymmetric numbers in a peach pink, the folds worked just-so, enhancing the right places — the shoulders and a hip. A flattering, floor-length dress in black with a slightly splayed collar and long sleeves had a timeless feel to it, a surefire hit. Patches of lace, the occasional bow and sprigs

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The Smallest Royal, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, Christened in Private

LONDON – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have kept the British public – and royal watchers around the world – guessing about the names of their second son’s godparents. Defying royal tradition, the couple refused to name the godparents of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, who was christened Saturday morning at Queen Elizabeth’s private chapel at Windsor Castle in an under-the-radar ceremony.
Later in the day, the Sussexes released two pictures, a black-and-white image of themselves holding Archie, and an official color portrait with immediate family, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall and Doria Ragland, Meghan Markle’s mother. The images were shot by Chris Allerton.
The Duchess of Sussex wore a cream Dior Couture dress with matching hat and Cartier earrings, while the Duchess of Cambridge was in a coral Stella McCartney dress with a pussy bow and pleats at the front.
 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex holding their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor at Windsor Castle with with the Rose Garden in the background in Windsor. 
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Also in the official photo are the late Princess Diana’s sisters Lady Jane Fellowes and Lady Sarah McCorquodale. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were not in attendance due

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J.Hilburn Names New CEO

J.Hilburn, a Dallas-based direct seller of made-to-measure men’s wear, has named Dave DeFeo chief executive officer. He succeeds Andy Janowski, who had held the position since April 2018 and who will now return to his role as chairman of the company’s board of directors.
DeFeo was most recently a consultant with Kyranmatt LLC. Before that, he was ceo of the Worth Collection, a women’s direct-to-consumer business, a role he had held for more than a decade until leaving in 2017. Prior to Worth, he was president and chief operating officer of The Longaberger Company, president of Doncaster and held leadership roles at Milliken & Company.
“It’s been an investment year focusing on the strategic vision of the company, assembling a world-class leadership team, and positioning the company for aggressive growth,” said Janowski. “With that said, the time is now to hand over those reins to someone who is incredibly additive to our amazing team. Dave is a passionate and proven leader and you’d be hard pressed to find anyone in the business with more experience in the direct sales of luxury apparel.”
DeFeo will work with chief operating officer Joe Dixon, chief creative officer Simon Kneen and vice president of marketing Casey Shilling.
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Hong Kong Wellness Group H&H Acquires British Skin Care Brand Aurelia Probiotics

LONDON — U.K. brand Aurelia Probiotic Skincare has been acquired by Health & Happiness, the Hong Kong-based wellness group that owns French nutrition brand Biostime and Australian vitamins and supplements brand Swisse.
The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“I am hugely confident and passionate about Aurelia Probiotic Skincare sitting within the Health & Happiness Group. There is a true and perfect synergy between the expertise and beliefs they have in probiotics and our vision in skin care,” said Claire Vero, founder of Aurelia.
Vero will continue to stay on the board of the skin-care brand and will lead Aurelia’s R&D and product development teams. The company will continue to distribute from the U.K.
“The partnership will enable our brand to grow on a global scale in markets such as U.S., France and China. It will also allow us to continue to deliver new innovations,” said Vero.
There has been a lot of M&A activity of late in the skin-care, hair-care and wellness industries as larger groups look to increase their scale and geographic reach.
In April, Britain’s The Hut Group confirmed plans to buy Christophe Robin, an upscale hair-care brand. In January, L’Occitane International SA bought British premium skin-care and wellness brand Elemis for $ 900

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Francesco Scognamiglio Couture Fall 2019

The iconic women who populated Capri’s nightlife, such as Veruschka, Brigitte Bardot and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, are the muses who inspired Francesco Scognamiglio’s couture collection.
Their elegant, feminine attitude was combined with influences from the Italian island, such as the colors of the sunset, which inspired the pink tone of a tulle dress. The nets of Capri’s fishermen echoed in the sparkling Swarovski crystal net sleeves of a draped minidress with a plunging V-neck, while the rich plaster decorations of Villa Lysis served as inspiration for the precious encrusted embellishment punctuating a wool coat.
Crystal starfishes and pearls gave an intriguing underwater feel to a slipdress, while a suit showing a constructed tulle jacket with a coordinated skirt was worked in a dark nocturnal tone, a nod to Capri’s legendary blue lizard living on the island’s signature Faraglioni rocks.

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Harvey Nichols Brings In Vapor Machines, Scented Smoke Rings in Fragrance Installation

LONDON — For the summer months, Harvey Nichols is inviting customers to experience fragrance in a 360-degree immersive environment, with an exhibition called “Something in the Air.” The exhibition will run until Aug. 27 and feature fragrances from Memo Paris, Experimental Perfume Club, Serge Lutens and Widian.
“In the summer we have a lot of international customers coming into the store, so this is a really good opportunity to show the range of fragrances that we have,” said Deb Bee, creative and marketing director of Harvey Nichols.
Situated on the fifth floor, the installation created by Architecture Social Club invites visitors into a dark room with changing light and scented rings of smoke.
A different fragrance will be emitted every two weeks. Memo Paris will be taking over the opening two weeks with a set of fragrances exclusive to Harvey Nichols, including London Tweed, Siberian Golden Wood and Rose Paris Rose.
Each brand will also take over the space outside the installation. Memo Paris has hung floral arrangements on the walls and snaked vines around perfume bottles, which are displayed on white shelving units.

Harvey Nichols’ “Something in the Air” fragrance installation. 
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Derrill Osborn, Former Men’s Fashion Director for Neiman’s, Dies in Dallas

Derrill Radcliff Osborn, the flamboyant former men’s fashion director for Neiman Marcus, died in his Dallas home Monday night. He was 76.
The cause is not known at this time, but his death was confirmed by Nelson Bell, a pastor at the Highland Park Presbyterian Church. Bell said Osborn, who had been ill for some time, had planned his own service and a date for the memorial will be set shortly.
Osborn was descended from pioneers and ranchers who settled in New Mexico. After serving in the U.S. Army, he started his retail career working at Saks Fifth Avenue in 1964. In the decade he was employed there, he worked his way up from a salesman to a buyer. Osborn also served briefly as general manager of the Lew Ritter men’s specialty store in Beverly Hills before joining Neiman Marcus, where he worked as a buyer for six years before being named vice president of men’s tailored clothing. He retired from Neiman’s in 2002.
Osborn, who was known for his flashy personal style — flowing capes, bowler hats, carnations in his lapel and his ubiquitous beard and mustache — had an unerring eye for fashion that helped put Neiman’s men’s store on the

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Routing Brooklyn’s New Vintage Shopping Experience

The pop-up shop, the anticipatory sneaker “drop,” community rallies and shopping tours — all have origins in community.
Vanessa Monsalve is a wardrobe stylist, curator and creator of the Ultimate NYC Vintage Shopping tour. One hundred tours later, Monsalve has carved out the two perfect routes in Brooklyn, N.Y.’s Greenpoint and Bushwick neighborhoods. Frequently rotating between selection as the top pick on Airbnb’s recommended experiences, she is just one familiar face of Brooklyn’s community of creatives embracing secondhand fashion.
Providing a digital map of the surrounding area and tour route, personal styling consultation and discount incentives by store, Monsalve aims to give both veteran vintage shoppers and newcomers alike a taste of Brooklyn’s “hidden gems.”

Mosalve’s Brooklyn shopping tour in Greenpoint. 
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“Vintage is a finite resource,” said Maresa Ponitch, owner and operator of Dusty Rose Vintage, first stop on the North Brooklyn Vintage Shopping tour. Ponitch has been buying vintage for nearly 30 years, a testament to her organized bins with labels such as “silk tops” or the quirkier, “goth witch noir mix.” Around 2004, Etsy and eBay were catering to what Ponitch calls “true vintage,” whereas today, she partially credits the craze (and muddled definitions of vintage) in secondhand shopping to teenagers

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Alberta Ferretti Limited Edition Fall 2019

Alberta Ferretti did not hold back with her Limited Edition demi-couture collection, with bold designs and intricate 3-D embroideries, which belied an underlying simplicity. Indeed, simplicity was a starting point for the designer, who said she was looking to “create a new silhouette with new, important volumes,” with an eye on “personalization and eccentricity” at the same time.
Big bows, sculptural sleeves, capes and draping on beautiful fabrics such as radzmir contrasted with simple silhouettes. Ferretti said the designs reflected “a woman’s strong identity,” which has always fascinated her and she enthused about “a dress that can move, accompany and transform a woman.”
This season, the designer also further elaborated the marine theme she developed for her latest resort lineup, shown in May in Monte Carlo, with fairy-tale lamé embroideries on jacquard gowns that looked like the seabed of an ocean, or delicate chiffon slipdresses embellished with degradé sequins that had a wet effect similar to “drops that fall off the body,” said the designer, reiterating her ongoing fascination with nature.
What Ferretti dubbed an “unexpected color palette” of acid sherbet green or mustard, with touches of vivid red, contrasted with the blues and azures of the sea theme.
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Inaugural Moncler Hackathon Involves 450 Employees

MILAN — “Innovation sprouts and grows when there’s no fear of making mistakes,” said Moncler chief executive officer and chairman Remo Ruffini in kicking off the first Moncler Hackathon held here Thursday.
A lively and enthusiastic mood ran through the former industrial complex, a few steps away from the company’s headquarters, where the 24-hour marathon took place. The audience of 450 employees was upbeat, clapping and cheering to the inaugural speeches.
“Solutions can rarely rely on just one mind, the culture of innovation lays in the ability to work together,” Ruffini said, adding he expected the event to provide unusual solutions.
The employees were divided into 37 teams, each one working on the development of a project across nine strategic areas, ranging from product and IT to supply chain, sustainability, retail and the internal Academy, which stems from the first MonCampus that was launched last year that is dedicated to training young talents in the company.
Capping off the 24-hour event, on Friday, 21 projects will be submitted to the jury, including the five presented by teams from the overseas regions, such as South Korea, Japan, the U.S., EMEA and Latin America. The four shortlisted projects, winners of the Hackathon Prize, will then be assessed

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Best Fourth of July Sales 2019: Wayfair, Urban Outfitters & More

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EXCLUSIVE: Cerruti 1881 Parts Ways With Jason Basmajian

PARIS — Cerruti 1881 has parted ways with chief creative officer Jason Basmajian, WWD has learned.
Basmajian is leaving by mutual agreement with Hong Kong-based parent company Trinity Ltd. in order to pursue other opportunities. The Boston-born designer has a track record of refreshing and revving up storied men’s wear names, joining Trinity in 2013 to revamp iconic Savile Row tailor Gieves & Hawkes.
He moved to Cerruti in 2015, unifying various collections with different names and positioning under a single moniker, Cerruti 1881, offering a balance of soft tailoring and sportswear and reintroducing women’s wear. Basmajian marked the 50th anniversary of the brand with a documentary film featuring Nino Cerruti.
“It has been a privilege to work for such iconic brands and write another chapter in their history. I want to thank my incredible teams and talent that I have collaborated with over the years in addition to guidance and support from Mr. Cerruti. I wish the new shareholders and management success in the development of this beautiful heritage brand,” Basmajian told WWD.
Officials at Cerruti were not immediately available for comment.
Basmajian moved to Europe in 2002 to become creative director of S.T. Dupont, leading a name famed for lighters into fashion. He

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Milan Mayor Tours YNAP HQ

OPEN DOORS: “Federico Marchetti is a risk-taker, so are you, and Milan cannot be less than that, it’s a city that must look ahead,” said Mayor Giuseppe “Beppe” Sala, addressing the chief executive officer of Yoox Net-a-porter and the e-tailer’s staff on Wednesday evening. After a private tour of the company’s headquarters and offices in Milan, Sala ticked off a 2030 plan for the city, including investments in infrastructure, such as a subway that will take visitors from Linate airport to the center in 14 minutes in 2022, or the 12 to 13 billion euros earmarked for real estate projects.
Marchetti had shown Sala some of the group’s most recent technological advancements — such as the possibility to identify and acquire clothing and accessories through one’s mobile phone just by aiming it at any person, or YNAP’s full traceability of the sourcing and manufacturing of a purchase. An avatar of the mayor wearing a colorful floral shirt was a source of witty banter between Marchetti and Sala, who were clearly on friendly terms.
Asked about a possible fashion museum in Milan, Sala admitted it would be “difficult to regroup different designers. What we can do is to make the city increasingly more

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Viktor & Rolf Couture Fall 2019

The prime definition of glamour as “an attractive or exciting quality that makes certain people or things seem appealing” links it unquestionably to the world of couture. Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren considered another facet of the word and started an “investigation into the original meaning of the word — casting a spell,” Snoeren said.
They had, they said at a preview, wanted to work with Claudy Jongstra, a fellow Dutch artist who has embraced sustainability in her work. To create felt such as the one used as a cornerstone of this collection, she raises her own flock, shears their wool herself and then dyes them using only plant pigments taken from her organic garden — including the elusive “Burgundian black,” a medieval recipe that produces a deep black with red undertones, which she redeveloped. Talk about a process.
But there was no preaching message behind Horsting and Snoeren’s musing. Rather, they wanted to inspire action. As the general feeling of doom about the environment rises on all sides, the designers wanted to “show something that would give a positive message,” Horsting said. “To cast a positive spell that says things can be done,” Snoeren added.
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Pitti Filati Spotlights Cozy, Voluminous and Colorful Yarns

FLORENCE — A sense of coziness permeated the collections showcased at the latest edition of Pitti Filati. For the fall 2020 season, Italian spinners exhibiting at Fortezza da Basso opted for voluminous and colorful yarns.
Cariaggi presented the fluffy cashmere yarn Teddy in a range of popping colors, while Lanificio dell’Olivo showcased Bene, a soft blend of baby alpaca, merino wool and silk with a bouclé effect rendered in a palette of pastel tones. Tollegno 1900 opted for a cleaner approach on the theme, revisiting its Explorer merino wool yarn in thicker fineness to deliver a boiled wool effect, aiming to leverage the Scandinavian-inspired basic design trend with a more fashionable spin.

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Lineapiù Italia went the opposite direction, offering rich and eclectic options including the soft, velvety Funky yarn made of recycled cotton and polyester with textured effects to add multicolor shimmer and the Genius thread enriched with holographic effects. Another key part of the collection was given by new fluo textiles, led by the fluorescent version of the company’s signature Giselle glossy rayon viscose yarn, offered in glowing yellow and green. The trend was also embraced by Cariaggi, which heightened its bright palette, including fluorescent cashmere yarns.

Lineapiù’s fluo

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Reese Witherspoon’s Daughter Ava Phillippe Shares Her Dorm Room Essentials

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Derrill Osborn, Neiman’s Former Men’s Fashion Director, Dies

Derrill Radcliff Osborn, the legendary men’s fashion director for Neiman Marcus, has died in Dallas, according to multiple posts on Facebook late Monday night.
No further details are known at this time, but his death was confirmed by Nelson Bell, a pastor at the Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas. He said Osborn, who had been ill for some time, had planned his own service and a date will be set shortly.
Osborn descended from pioneers and ranchers who settled in Mexico. After serving in the U.S. Army, Osborn started his retail career working at Saks Fifth Avenue in 1964. In the decade he was employed there, he worked his way up from a salesman to a buyer. Osborn briefly ran a men’s clothing and antiques boutique in Beverly Hills before joining Neiman Marcus, where he worked as a buyer for six years before being named vice president of men’s tailored clothing. He retired in 2002.
Osborn, who was known for his flamboyant personal style and ubiquitous mustache, is credited with helping to introduce luxury Italian lines to the store including Ermenegildo Zegna, Brioni and Kiton.
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Haute Hijab Launches New Heritage Collection

As a social mission-driven company, Haute Hijab’s new Heritage collection is more than a new category for the brand.
The assortment aims to provide stylish options in prints with vintage undertones and Islamic art design elements, “tapping into our heritage as Muslims,” said cofounder and chief executive officer Melanie Elturk. The latest addition to the 10-year-old company she started with her husband Ahmed Zedan stems back to her high school days. As a teenager, Elturk was often asked where she got the vintage scarves that she wore as hijabs.
When the couple set out to launch a modest fashion company 10 years ago, they sold vintage scarves on the side to help finance it. When the hijabs portion of the business took off, they decided to give up their full-time jobs in Dubai and relocate to New York to focus on Haute Hijab. “I am an attorney by profession and this is just a side hustle that we started way back when,” Elturk said.
She exited her job as a legal clerk at the International Court of Dubai, and her husband gave up his post as MarkaVIP’s vice president of marketing. In 2016, they zeroed in on hijabs — basic, underscarves and luxury

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Giovanni Bedin Couture Fall 2019

Italian designer Giovanni Bedin is continuing to push the limits of the couture appellation. His first fashion show since he founded his label in 2017 flirted with the idea of bondage in a series of cute minidresses that revealed a lot of skin.
“I wanted to focus on shapes and cutouts rather than color,” said Bedin, whose looks were delivered in a restricted palette of black, white, light pink and baby blue, and worn with flat, suede, lace-up boots. “Color distracts the attention, so I prefer to work with a more neutral palette so you can see the details better.”
Sleeveless minidresses sported crisscrossed bandeau shoulders and cage-like backs, while front openings on long jersey dresses showed flashes of skin on the rib and midriff areas. Some corset dresses were broken apart, becoming a cool basque, bra and skirt set, while others were just held together by strips of jersey snaking along the body.
Bedin continued to work around broderie anglaise, adding a chantilly lace version to his usual poplin cotton silhouettes and playing around with transparency: A demure white lace dress was actually quite see-through, revealing the feminine silhouette underneath. The edgier looks were those featuring delicate floral prints on rigid jersey:

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Jaclyn Hill’s Makeup Brand Drama: Everything You Need to Know

The summer of influencer drama continues.
As the feud between beauty influencers James Charles and Tati Westbrook settles, the drama is turning to fellow influencer Jaclyn Hill, whose highly anticipated makeup line has launched with criticism surrounding its sanitation and product quality.
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After numerous customer complaints and attacks by other influencers, Hill has deleted her social media accounts and the brand’s web site has temporarily been taken down after promising full refunds to all customers.
From all the influencers involved to allegations of contamination, here is everything you need to know about the drama surrounding Hill and her Jaclyn Cosmetics brand.
Who is Jaclyn Hill?
Hill is billed as one of the biggest beauty influencers, starting her YouTube channel nearly eight years ago and amassing roughly 6 million subscribers. She is credited with reviving Becca Cosmetics after partnering with the brand in 2015 to collaborate on the brand’s Champagne Pop highlighter — which sold out of its 25,000 units in 20 minutes — and later with a full collection in 2017. Her second collaboration with the brand earned more than $ 3.5 million in sales during its first day. Hill had also collaborated with Morphe Cosmetics for a 35-pan

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Sophie Turner’s Column Dress, Zoë Kravitz’s Biker Shorts and Much More: All The Bridal Fashion You May Have Missed

Zoe Kravitz, Karl Glusman, ParisIt was the weekend of weddings in Hollywood–except the stars were everywhere but Tinseltown.
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Men’s Spring 2020 Trend: Hang Loose

Men’s wear designers amped up the volume for spring — from looser cuts on suits and trousers to flowing ponchos and baggy knitwear. Rei Kawakubo at Comme des Garçons captured the style with her stellar collection, which played on the theme of Virginia Woolf’s “Orlando,” and also hit the genderless trend.

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Stars Turn Out for Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner’s Second Wedding in France

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner have officially tied the knot, for the second time.
After hosting an impromptu wedding at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas in May, the couple held their official ceremony this weekend in the south of France with friends and family, including Nick and Kevin Jonas, Priyanka Chopra, Maisie Williams, Ashley Graham and Diplo, among others.
For the wedding, Turner — a Louis Vuitton spokesmodel — was reportedly wearing a look created by designer Nicolas Ghesquière: a lace gown with long sleeves. While the couple has yet to post their own pictures from the wedding, many of their guests took to Instagram to share moments from the weekend.

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Giambattista Valli Couture Fall 2019

Haute couture dresses typically take hundreds of hours to make and flash by on the catwalk in less than 10 seconds. This season, Giambattista Valli decided to skip the runway to give guests a closer look at his made-to-measure creations by showing them on mannequins instead.
Some 30 dresses went on display for three hours only at the Shangri-La hotel in Paris, in a museum-quality display of craftsmanship. One of Valli’s signature tulle ruffle explosions typically requires 300 hours of manual work — imagine the dresses that opened the exhibition, which looked like they had been covered in fresh blooms.
Clusters of peony petals sprouted from a pink silk taffeta column dress, while a white cocktail dress with a graphic off-the-shoulder neckline featured a garden’s worth of floral embroideries: orange blossoms, dahlias and roses.
Valli said he wanted to shine the spotlight on “the surgical precision of the haute couture ateliers, because we are really taking a risk, in the sense that it has to be perfect. You’re not seeing these dresses in movement, from a distance or in a showroom.”
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Kylie Jenner’s Daughter Stormi Webster Lands First Magazine Cover

Kylie Jenner’s baby, Stormi Webster, has made her magazine cover debut.
The one-year-old — who is the daughter of Jenner and Travis Scott — has landed the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia. The baby is seen on the cover of the magazine’s July/August issue, posing with her mom and grandmother, Kris Jenner. Both took to their Instagram accounts to share their cover shoot, with Kylie captioning the image: “Here’s to STRONG WOMEN! May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.”

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On Harper’s Bazaar Arabia’s Instagram account, the magazine included a quote from Kylie Jenner on how motherhood has changed her. “When I became a mother, my perspective on life completely changed and so did how I look at my own mom and appreciate all the things that she’s done for me.” she said. “Now I can understand the way that she feels about me, the way that she loves me and how strong her love is for all her

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Vanderpump Rules’ Stassi Schroeder Reveals Her Next Level Basic Guide to #OOTD

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Montblanc and Bape Team on Accessories Collection

Montblanc is courting streetwear aficionados with a new collaboration collection with A Bathing Ape, launching soon at select Montblanc and Bape stores and their respective web sites.
The limited-edition accessories capsule features Tokyo-based Bape’s signature camouflage pattern and Montblanc branding on a portfolio, slim document case, bifold wallet and 1-pen pouch. The products retail between $ 235 and $ 995.
“We were looking for a collaborative partner to apply their DNA onto ours,” explained Montblanc creative director Zaim Kamal. “We reached out to Bape and they were happy about this collaboration. We can speak of Bape as a maison, because they have the same idea of detailing and excellence.”
Kamal had been a longtime fan and supporter of Bape and was introduced to the brand years ago when he was living in London. As a “child of the Eighties and Nineties” and “admirer of the Harajuku style,” he was drawn to the brand’s “new expression of streetwear” with “an otaku spin.” After connecting in Tokyo, the two brands set the project in motion.
“The Japan Montblanc team reached out to us. It was our great pleasure and the entire team was thrilled,” said Go Miyazaki, Bape’s GM of marketing. “We have successfully partnered up with many

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Charlotte Casiraghi Wears Giambattista Valli to Wed Dimitri Rassam

ROYAL WEDDING: Charlotte Casiraghi, daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco, is officially married.
Following a civil ceremony in Monaco on June 1, the Monégasque royal wed Dimitri Rassam in a chapel located in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence in the South of France on Saturday.
She chose a custom-made Giambattista Valli haute couture dress to wear to the religious ceremony.
The French maison posted a picture of the ceremony on Instagram on Sunday, showing the long-sleeved chiffon dress with a sheer neckline that Charlotte of Monaco wore to wed Rassam, who is the son of French actress Carole Bouquet.

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Congratulations Charlotte Casiraghi and Dimitri Rassam on their wedding in Saint-Remy-de-Provence. The bride wore a custom Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown. Very happy to be part of their dream! Ph. @felixdolmaillot
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“Congratulations Charlotte Casiraghi and Dimitri Rassam on their wedding in Saint-Remy-de-Provence. The bride wore a custom Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown. Very happy to be part of their dream,” read Valli’s Instagram post.
The date of the wedding is symbolic: Princess Charlotte seemingly chose to pay homage to her mother’s first marriage to Philippe Junot, which

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Acne Studios RTW Spring 2020

For his spring collection, Jonny Johansson turned to nature, considering the evergreen question of how to reconcile modern life with the tug of the natural world. 
“It’s a lot about the connection to nature — that I feel we’re all interested in,” he said. He sought to capture a feminine aesthetic for the theme, which he described as a way of dressing in a “more sensitive, layered way than a protected, city way that would be more graphic.”
The resulting lineup was a fluid display of the house’s expertise, channeled into a frayed, knotted, repurposed, and, ultimately, richly textured universe. Sweater vests and gowns were knitted intricately to evoke a distressed feel. Leggings splayed out at the bottom to cover the feet and carried extra seams in odd places. So, too, did dresses, with pleats stitched through the fabric like veins, or folds. Familiar symbols, like Western belt buckles, were blown up, becoming embellishments on sandals that had straps poking out everywhere. Softness came from a profusion of suede and linen, while jacquards and denim added structure. Reproductions of 19th-century paintings by August Strindberg were pressed onto clothing, depicting the murky side of the city or celebrating nature in the form of

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EXCLUSIVE: Felipe Oliveira Baptista Takes Over Creative Direction of Kenzo

PARIS — Felipe Oliveira Baptista has been named creative director of Kenzo, LVMH has confirmed.
He is to join the brand on Monday and will unveil his first collections for men and women next February during Paris Men’s Fashion Week for fall 2020.
Oliveira Baptista, who was creative director of Lacoste from 2010 to 2018, succeeds designers Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, who revealed they were leaving Kenzo in June after eight years at the house to focus on their U.S.-based Opening Ceremony store chain and fashion label.
“What made us choose Felipe above other candidates is the fact that he has a global artistic approach,” Sylvie Colin, chief executive officer of Kenzo since 2017, told WWD.
“He has a 360-degree creative vision and will oversee artistic direction globally, dealing both with collections and communication,” she continued.
The executive stated it was too early to say if this would lead to a possible change of logo or retail identity, simply commenting that as Oliveira Baptista will oversee global image direction for the label, “it will impact the brand’s entire communication.”
Known for his artfully constructed and experimental creations, Oliveira Baptista, who hails from Portugal but is based in Paris, created his namesake label in 2003 with his

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This Weekend’s Best Sales: Coach, Victoria’s Secret & More

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Launchmetrics’ Numbers Support Strength of Paris, Italian Men’s Fashion Weeks

It’s no surprise that Paris Men’s Fashion Week has been gaining in importance as New York and London continue to struggle. Marquee shows such as Louis Vuitton and Dior with their buzzy creative directors are overshadowing brands showing in other cities.
And while the Milan calendar is also experiencing some strain, the big Italian brands are still managing to hold their own against their Parisian counterparts.
Looking back at the spring 2019 season, Launchmetrics’ recently released State of Menswear report found that, thanks in large part to the debut of Virgil Abloh as creative director, Louis Vuitton was by far the most popular show of the season with 18.2 million media placements. That number outpaces Dior, the next most popular show, with 9.7 million MIVs, or media impact values, Launchmetrics’ proprietary measurement of media placement in all channels: social, print and online.
Third on the list is Versace, with 5 million MIVs, followed by Prada with 3.2 million, Valentino with 3.1 million, Giorgio Armani with 2.7 million, Off-White with 2.5 million, Yohji Yamamoto with 2.194 million, Boris Bidjan Saberi with 2.190 million and Balmain with 2 million.
Noticeably absent from this list, which includes coed shows, are any designer brands showing in either London

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USA Women’s Soccer Team Jersey Is Nike’s Bestseller

Team USA’s hot streak isn’t just on the soccer field.
The USA women’s soccer team, which has reached the quarterfinal round versus France in the Women’s World Cup, is responsible for record sales of Nike’s USA women’s home jersey, selling more than any other soccer team’s shirt.
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“The USA women’s home jersey is the number-one soccer jersey men’s or women’s ever sold on nike.com in one season,” said Nike chief executive officer, Mark Parker, during the company’s earnings call on Thursday. Parker also states that roughly two-thirds of the USA women’s soccer team is wearing Nike kits and half of the team is wearing Nike boots for the matches.
Nike — which is sponsoring the France and USA soccer teams — has been showing its support of the players on its @nikewomen Instagram account, posting pictures of players in their jerseys, including Megan Rapinoe, Julie Ertz and Carli Lloyd.

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Reem Acra Resort 2020

“It’s kind of disco, but bohemian at the same time.…Why not go into your evening looking like this?” remarked Reem Acra during a walk-through of her fall collection, pointing to look book images of models clad in her dresses, which she referred to as “couture,” accessorized with new headscarves. “I wanted to show a new way of dealing with couture, and giving it a bit of an edge without going overboard,” Acra said of her designs. In place of fall’s golden armour, the designer debuted a tightly edited, “mini” collection of fresh, Seventies-influenced disco-meets-bohemian dresses for the resort season. 
“All of the drama,” Acra described. Gowns were light as air with tulle trains and capes (both attached or as separates), while even her full beaded offerings held lightness in their pastel palette of lavender, blush and blues against the metallics of silver and gold. Acra’s handwork and meticulous placement of embellishments against her fluid fabrics made for a strong collection, especially when it came to a long-sleeve lavender number with purposely mesh-encased embellished belt — no snagging here. All the opulence and glamour while being free spirited and easy, without the worry.

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Hollywood Stylist Anita Patrickson’s Amanu Sandal Brand Sets Hotel Partnership

Hollywood stylist Anita Patrickson has aligned with Singita luxury lodges to bring her made-to-order Amanu sandals to resorts in South Africa. It’s the first move into the hospitality sector for the brand, and a full circle moment for Patrickson, who originally hails from Capetown.
She parlayed her work as a fashion stylist for Julianne Hough, Portia de Rossi and others into a custom shoe business that launched last year in L.A., inspired both by traditional sandals made using tire rubber in Africa, and the tradition of resort sandal making on the island of Capri.
Now she’s bringing the eco-conscious, high-touch experience  customers get in her West Hollywood flagship to guests at Singita. In June, Patrickson traveled to South Africa with one of the U.S. makers to train the staff at Singita Ebony Lodge and Lemombo Lodge to cobble the shoes, priced $ 160 to $ 275, from an array of leathers, with pony hair and feather trim, in under an hour.

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“My parents were both born in Kenya, and I thought this was a cool way to be able to take this craft back and teach somebody a skillset—and a way to be able to go home more,” Patrickson laughed, adding of her brand

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Katharine McPhee’s Secrets to Being a “Calm and Collected” Bride Include a Facial and Xanax (Maybe)

David Foster, Katharine McPhee Katharine McPhee’s wedding is approaching and she’s staying calm.
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Wrangler Introduces Rooted Collection Sourced, Created in America

Wrangler is expanding its sustainability efforts with the launch of its new Rooted Collection.
The Greensboro, N.C.-based brand is working with local farmers to create the line of jeans and T-shirts from cotton that has been grown, milled, cut and sewn in the U.S.
The Rooted Collection features five state-specific pairs of men’s jeans: the Alabama Jean, the Georgia Jean, the North Carolina Jean, the Tennessee Jean and the Texas Jean. The cotton used for each is sourced from a family farm in each state. The design, trim and patch details of each style are unique and feature the state’s silhouette and other embellishments. The collection will also include two T-shirt designs for each state, as well as two national designs.
“Connection to community and taking care of land are hallmarks of Western culture,” said Tom Waldron, president of Wrangler. “The Wrangler Rooted Collection reflects our commitment to strengthening local communities and supporting U.S. farmers. Equally important, the introduction of this collection aligns with our goal to continually improve the environmental performance and traceability of our products.”
The family farms supplying cotton for the Rooted Collection are the first five growers identified within the Wrangler Science and Conservation program, which “advocates for land stewardship

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Lady Gaga Surprises Crowd Alongside Donatella Versace at Stonewall Day in N.Y.

Lady Gaga just made a surprise appearance alongside Donatella Versace in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the uprising at the Stonewall Inn, which paved the way for gay rights.
Kicking off a weekend of LGBT Pride events in New York City, an emotional Gaga, adorned in over-the-knee rainbow boots and a Versace jacket, took to the stage to address an excited crowd at the Stonewall Day pop-up event near the historic venue.
“I’m so emotional today. This community has fought and continued to fight a war of acceptance, a war of tolerance, and of the most relentless bravery. You are the definition of courage. Do you know that? I feel so honored and privileged to even be asked to be here,” the Oscar winning performer said.
“I really, really love you. You are strong. You are so strong. You welcomed me into your community in the most beautiful of way that I will never forget. My whole life changed because of you.”
She concluded her empowered speech by telling the audience that true love is when you would take a bullet for someone and that’s what she would do for them.

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Yeohlee Resort 2020

Yeohlee Teng is fashion’s quiet pioneer. She left behind the traditional wholesale model to focus on experiential retail years ago, and focused on concepts like gender fluidity and sustainability before they become hot-button issues. Her resort collection continued the conscious thread from fall, utilizing only archival fabrics that in effect produces less waste.
At face value, the collection was fluid and drapey, brimming with minimalist geometric details the designer has long championed. The flag drapes on a metallic dress were rectangles. The back of a high-waisted faille and satin skirt was stitched in a way that created a rounded shape in back. Stripes were a recurring motif, ranging from a textured seersucker top with malleable sleeves to a knit skirt meticulously cut in one piece that transitioned from a straight grain to bias grain to cross grain.
Conceptually, there were harmonious design contrasts that reflected life’s beautiful chaos, underscored by the idea of creating interest around sustainable fashion through thoughtful design. “The collection is built around not just the fabrics from the archive, it’s also a contrast of weight, texture and weave,” Teng said in her showroom, adding: “There’s soft and collapsible, hard and woven, plays on shine and matte; it’s about

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Mayor of Kyoto Asks Kim Kardashian to Drop Kimono Trademark

The backlash on Kim Kardashian’s Kimono brand continues.
The mayor of Kyoto, Daisaku Kadokawa, issued a statement to Kardashian on Friday asking her to drop the trademark of Kimono for her new shapewear brand, which she revealed on Tuesday.
“Kimono is a traditional ethnic dress fostered in our rich nature and history with our predecessors’ tireless endeavors and studies,” he writes in the letter. “It is a culture that has been cherished and passed down with care in our living. Also, it is a fruit of craftsmanship and truly symbolizes sense of beauty, spirits and values of the Japanese.”
Read More: How to Fix Fashion’s Cultural Appropriation Problem
He goes on to write that the city is aiding in Japan’s initiatives to get “Kimono Culture” registered to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list because the rich culture and heritage behind the garment shouldn’t be monopolized.
Kadokawa then asks Kardashian to visit Kyoto to experience the “Kimono culture” and better understand his sentiments expressed in the letter.
The mayor’s open letter is just one of many criticisms toward Kardashian’s new line. Many on social media have accused the reality TV star and beauty mogul of cultural appropriation over the shapewear brand.

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Stranger Things x Nike Collab Is Here!

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Ntwrk Receives Funding From Drake, Live Nation

Ntwrk, the e-commerce and content platform started by Agenda and ComplexCon founder Aaron Levant, has secured a second round of investment from Live Nation Entertainment and hip-hop artist Drake that will be used for collaborations and a new event franchise called Ntwrk Presents.
Ntwrk, which was founded last year, was initially backed by Warner Bros. Entertainment, Jimmy Iovine and Main Street Enterprises.
Although the size of the investment was not disclosed, the Canadian rapper and the events promoter will partner with Ntwrk to offer concert tickets and exclusive merchandise, as well as artist-driven collections that will be sold exclusively on the Ntwrk mobile platform. In addition, the companies will offer access to a variety of Live Nation concerts and create promotional bundles that will include tickets to concerts and exclusive merchandise.
Levant, chief executive officer of Ntwrk, said the platform will have access to up to 100 different licenses and rights. “In general, music-driven merchandise has been moving culture and retail, and permeates across sports and music,” he said.

Aaron Levant, Ntwork’s chief executive officer. 
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Musicians such as Kanye West could be credited with sneaker companies’ love affair with rappers. His “The Life of Pablo” clothing sold $ 1 million in a weekend in March

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Rare Collection of Supreme Skateboards Sold for 100,000 Pounds

LONDON — Supreme might be a hot brand on the shop floor, but on Thursday it failed to sizzle on the auction block.
A rare collection of 131 Supreme skateboard decks issued between 2011 and 2019 was sold at auction on Thursday for 100,000 pounds, at the lower end of its estimated range of 100,000 pounds to 150,000 pounds.
The Bonhams auction space on New Bond Street was fairly empty, with about 23 bidders in attendance and about a dozen more on the phone. A Chinese telephone bidder purchased the lot within one minute at Bonhams London Modern and Contemporary Art sale, with each deck valued at an average of 763 pounds.
Although the Supreme lot was unusual in a catalogue filled with paintings, sculptures and installations, some of the skateboards did feature collaborations with artists, such as The Chapman Brothers, Urs Fischer, Cindy Sherman, Nan Goldin and Mike Kelley. Some showcased pop culture images such as Bruce Lee, “The Godfather” and The Cat in the Hat.
Another key item in the auction was Oscar Murillo’s “Untitled (Fried Chick), 2012.” That sold for 80,000 pounds, at the bottom end of its price range.
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MM6 Maison Margiela Resort 2020

A fun teenage vibe ran through MM6’s resort collection, inspired by Eighties high school movies and rebellious adolescents.
Oversize Alice bands were worn with pink shirtdresses with a removable ruffled stole — very “Pretty in Pink” — or a long denim coat with a nipped-in waist, imitating a ballgown shape. A preppy plaid shirt had an added half bustier stuck to its front while deep V-neck sweaters were embroidered with the year 1994 — the “year of the family” for the MM6 studio. Unsurprisingly, no further details were revealed.
Familiar Margiela tropes, such as trompe-l’oeil pieces and upcycled materials, were woven throughout the collection. A long, black cotton dress with polka dots looked creased from afar — it was actually printed with photographs of rumpled satin.
Dresses, skirts and a pastel version of the Maison Margiela lab coat were crafted out of dead stock towels in light blue, pink and turquoise. Each piece sported a different version of the material’s flower print: As with most upcycled pieces, not one garment was the same. Leftover scraps were turned into boxy shoulder bags, pool slides and even a pair of boots.
The label introduced a new size for its Japanese bag, which now comes with a

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Bristol Studio’s Collaboration With Adidas Originals Taps Vintage Basketball

ALL GROWN UP: Bristol Studio’s latest collaboration with Adidas Originals brings back retro, on-the-court vibes as creative director and founder Luke Tadashi referenced summer days playing basketball as a kid.
Tadashi went back in time to the days he and best friends Maasai Ephriam (now handling public relations and social media at Bristol) and London Perrantes would spend their summers playing basketball with the adults on the court in Venice Beach. “It was our ritual,” Tadashi said of the near-daily treks on bike to play.
The collaboration serves as a Polaroid of sorts to that time with “colorful but muted tones,” Tadashi said, which reference the colors the three would see on their trips.
The childhood nostalgia was carried into the ad campaign, with Tadashi, Ephriam and Perrantes each tapping someone from their families to also model the collection.

Left to right: London Perrantes, Luke Tadashi and Maasai Ephriam pictured in campaign imagery for Bristol Studio’s collaboration with Adidas Originals. 
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The nine-piece collaboration includes track and snap pants, a hoodie, T-shirt, 3/4 sweat short, the BYW LVL II sneaker and slides. The pieces retail from $ 20 to $ 180 and go on sale at select retailers Friday, followed by broader distribution on the Adidas web

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Chris Lane Will “Definitely” Stay Out the Way of Fiancée Lauren Bushnell’s Wedding Planning

Chris Lane, Lauren Bushnell, 2019, Academy of Country Music Awards, ACM AwardsThere are “big, big plans” ahead for newly engaged Lauren Bushnell and Chris Lane.
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Men’s Spring 2020 Trend: Graphic Art

Bold prints and patterns were all over the men’s runways for spring, with many designers collaborating with artists on the looks. Turning the process on its head, and creating a new paradigm, was artist Sterling Ruby, who has added “designer” to his résumé with his brand S.R. Studio. LA. CA., coming up with one of the standout collections of the season.

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Hailey Bieber’s Beauty Line Thwarted By Justin Bieber

Hailey Bieber’s beauty line is hitting a roadblock thanks to her husband, Justin Bieber.
The model — née Hailey Baldwin — had initially filed a trademark for “Bieber Beauty” on April 10 to create a line of “beauty and cosmetics products,” according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In documents released by the government agency, the trademark was rejected on June 20 due to its close similarity to her husband’s own trademark of “Justin Bieber,” which is registered for “fragrance, soaps, essential oils, cosmetics, body and hair lotion,” among other things.
According to the document, the office believes that consumers would likely be “confused, mistaken or deceived as to the commercial source of the goods and services of the parties” because “Bieber” is used in both trademarks. It also states that the description of “beauty and cosmetics products,” for “Bieber Beauty” is too broad and can contribute to consumers’ confusion.
Bieber will be able to amend her trademark application and resubmit for approval in the next six months. If she doesn’t respond in the timeframe, the application process will end and her trademark will not be registered.
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Nina Ricci Resort 2020

Rushemy Botter and Lisi Herrebrugh, whiz kids of the Paris fashion scene, offered a graceful and inventive Nina Ricci lineup that played on shapes. Using a clean palette as they concentrated on the silhouettes, the colors were refreshing: bright flashes of orange, yellow and aqua blue, set alongside ivory, white and beige.
“We wanted to keep the focus on the shape,” said Herrebrugh, noting the lack of patterns for their second installment of the brand reboot. The decision felt wise; clearing the decks of any distraction allowed for a full appreciation of the cuts. These included voluminous sleeves on a bright blue blouse; tailored coats that ballooned out in the back, and a puff of a ruffle on the front of an airy, white silk shirt — evoking that timeless brand symbol: the doves atop the L’Air du Temps perfume bottle.
“We’ve been working with some techniques,” Herrebrugh said.
“To exaggerate the female shapes,” Botter chimed in. They pointed to a tweed coat that looks straight in the front but jets out in the back, noting they gravitate toward sculptural cuts, while keeping things light.
Some structures were carried over from last season, slightly reined in to make them more wearable, and they aimed

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Andrew Bolton: 2020 Show to Highlight Met’s Permanent Collection

LONDON — The permanent collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York will be the theme of next year’s fashion exhibition, marking the institution’s 150th anniversary.
Andrew Bolton, head curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, revealed the theme during a talk at Sarabande, The Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation in London.
“The idea behind it is to tie it in with what’s happening with fashion at the moment. I am still trying to figure it out,” said the curator at the fashion institute of the museum during a talk on Wednesday night.
Craig Green, Molly Goddard and Cozette McCreery attended the talk along with editors and fashion students.
Bolton also shared his experiences and anecdotes about curating the current show “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” which runs until Sept. 9. He also talked about his personal take on Susan Sontag’s essay on the theme.

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Summer Wedding Guest Dresses You’ll Wear Forever

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Retailers Embrace Feminine Side of Men’s Shows in Paris

PARIS — Retailers embraced the wave of femininity that swept through the men’s shows in Paris. Fluid suits, silky shirts, a profusion of pastels — think pink! — floral prints and individual expression were the names of the game this season.
“The most important new direction we are looking for in Paris is the genderless look,” said Federica Montelli, head of fashion at La Rinascente.
Emmanuel de Bayser, co-owner of The Corner, pushed the idea a bit further:
“The classic, traditional men’s look for us is completely gone. Easy, fresh and bold are the keywords,” he said.
Dior topped the favorite collections, with Louis Vuitton and Dries Van Noten as runners-up. The next tier was crowded: Jil Sander, Loewe, Celine, Valentino and Off-White, reflecting diversity in opinions.
In the hot-new-talent department, Casablanca and Nanushka caught notice. And the best venue went to Louis Vuitton — the Paris streets never fail to charm. Lanvin’s poolside runway and Dior’s futuristic set were also popular.
While snarled traffic and hot sticky weather did not go unnoticed, the fashion, it seems, will be remembered the most.
Here, a roundup of the Paris spring collections in the eyes of the retailers.

Casablanca Men’s Spring Summer 2020 
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